France needs to monitor about 3,000 with jihadist links, PM warns

France needs to monitor about 3,000 with jihadist links, PM warns

France has deployed thousands of troops and police at “sensitive” sites following the recent jihadist attacks in Paris
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Wednesday that authorities have to monitor nearly 3,000 people involved in “terrorist networks”, as he unveiled measures to combat jihadism after the Paris attacks.
He said the number of people linked to networks in Iraq and Syria had jumped 130 percent in one year. Valls also announced 2,680 new jobs and spending of 425 million euros ($490 million) to boost the fight against extremism.
AFP

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