‘France will not give into terrorist blackmail,’ says Franco

The French President Francois Hollande orders the raising of the domestic terror threat level after the country’s military action in Mali and Somalia.

9:48AM GMT 13 Jan 2013

President Hollande has promised to increase protection in public buildings and across the country’s transport networks.

French aircraft and troops are backing soldiers in Mali who are trying to push back Islamist offensives.

Hollande said that at the request of the President of Mali, France had committed itself to support the Malian army against what he described as “terrorist aggression that threatens the whole of West Africa.”

“I have ordered the reinforcement of our French military forces in Bamako to protect our citizens,” he continued.

Meanwhile, in Somalia, French commandos launched a failed raid to rescue an intelligence agent held hostage there for three years.

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