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Soldiers to be permanently patrolling French sensitive sites

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French soldiers patrol outside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
French soldiers patrol outside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Reuters/Charles Platiau

Ever since January’s deadly attacks on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket in Paris, France has seen more soldiers patrolling its home territory than it has for more than fifty years. In late April, President François Hollande announced the security reinforcements would be made permanent.

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