France Deploys 10K Troops to Guard 'Sensitive Sites'

Almost 5K cops headed to nation's Jewish schools, institutions
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 12, 2015 7:44 AM CST

(Newser) – A day after the biggest rally in its history, France is deploying thousands of police and troops to the nation's 717 Jewish schools and other "sensitive sites" throughout the country, the New York Times reports. Citing "the first mobilization on this scale on our territory," defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says that 10,000 troops should be in place at potential terrorist targets by tomorrow evening. Of those, 4,700 cops are headed for Jewish schools and institutions, the Independent reports, though other media outlets including the AFP report that those are in addition to the overall 10,000. The gunman who took the hostages, Amedy Coulibaly, "undoubtedly" still has accomplices who pose a threat, French PM Manuel Valls says, per Sky News. Today, Benjamin Netanyahu visited the kosher supermarket in tribute to those killed, the Times notes. (Read more France stories.)

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