Hollande says France won't allow threats to weaken it

2016-01-25 14:20
(Thomas Samson, AFP)

(Thomas Samson, AFP)

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Paris - France's president says the country will not allow threats to weaken its resolve against terrorism.

Francois Hollande spoke on Monday, hours after the Islamic State group released a video showing the extremists who carried out the November 13 attacks training, beheading and shooting captives in territory controlled by the group.

He said that it was because of the threat that he is asking to keep France in a state of emergency.

Hollande imposed the state of emergency just after the November 13 attacks that left 130 dead in Paris, allowing border checks, warrantless searches and house arrest without a court order.

The primarily French-language footage released on Sunday was apparently filmed in IS territory before the attackers slipped back into Europe.

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