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France: There is a risk of chemical or biological attack, says Valls02:03

France: There is a risk of chemical or biological attack, says Valls

France, Paris
November 19, 2015 at 15:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned the French public of the possibility of attacks from "chemical or biological weapons" as he addressed the French parliamentary in Paris, Thursday.

Valls said that unconventional and lethal methods of militant action are part of "new and evolving procedures and ways to fight and kill," stating there is no limit to the organisers' "macabre imagination" in the choice and use of weaponry.

The French Prime Minister also spoke of the French citizens that had joined foreign groups employing "jihadi philosophy" and their potential return to France, stating that "some of them regularly do the outward and return journey, some are reformed of the jihad and it's difficult to measure their sincerity," adding that the French government would "want to forbid these French people or French residents to come back without an official permission."

Valls also stated that 966 individuals are known to the French government as having been in Syria or Iraq, 142 of whom are dead, 588 of whom are still there and 247 who are still to be fully accounted for.

Valls comments follow Friday's attacks in Paris which claimed the lives of 129 people and left more than 352 injured, after series of coordinated attacks on six different locations throughout Paris.

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned the French public of the possibility of attacks from "chemical or biological weapons" as he addressed the French parliamentary in Paris, Thursday.

Valls said that unconventional and lethal methods of militant action are part of "new and evolving procedures and ways to fight and kill," stating there is no limit to the organisers' "macabre imagination" in the choice and use of weaponry.

The French Prime Minister also spoke of the French citizens that had joined foreign groups employing "jihadi philosophy" and their potential return to France, stating that "some of them regularly do the outward and return journey, some are reformed of the jihad and it's difficult to measure their sincerity," adding that the French government would "want to forbid these French people or French residents to come back without an official permission."

Valls also stated that 966 individuals are known to the French government as having been in Syria or Iraq, 142 of whom are dead, 588 of whom are still there and 247 who are still to be fully accounted for.

Valls comments follow Friday's attacks in Paris which claimed the lives of 129 people and left more than 352 injured, after series of coordinated attacks on six different locations throughout Paris.

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