French Parliament approves extension of state of emergency

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Before the parliamentary vote, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told to the parliamentarians that the extension of the state of emergency was justified by the “unprecedented context of terrorist risk.”

On 10 May, the head of France’s internal intelligence agency has said in a parliamentary committee the France is “clearly targeted” by the Islamic State group


The State of Emergency was extended today as the French lower house of parliament approved the request made by the government.

According to the AFP news agency, on 10 May, the head of France's internal intelligence agency DGSI Patrick Calvar said to a parliamentary committee that France “clearly” remains an Islamic State (IS) target and the terrorist organization could launch a “terrorist campaign” of bombings in public spaces.

Calvar was speaking before a parliamentary committee on nation...


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