The President of France, Francois Hollande, is saying enough is enough as yet another ISIS-inspired attack takes place in his country. Hollande announced on 22 July, that he intends to increase assistance to Iraq’s military in order to help fight Islamic State extremists. This comes after the attack in Nice that killed 84 people during a Bastille Day celebration. In addition, over 300 people were wounded.
In addition to adding to the Iraq military efforts overseas, Hollande also stated that he plans to increase security within France with more military deployments. All of this comes after a series of attacks within the borders of France this past year. Hollande said that he will send more artillery pieces to Iraq staring in August, and that France will continue to conduct airstrikes against ISIS. He made it clear, however, that he does not plan to send ground troops to the region.
France is not alone when it come to ISIS-inspired attacks and so-called “lone wolf” attacks. Germany is now seeing its own violence as four attacks occurred over the course of a week or so, with one being committed by a Syrian-refugee seeker who blew himself up at a music festival.
For its part, the US has said that it will become more active with the Afghan military against ISIS fighters after the terror group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that took at least 80 lives in the nation’s capitol of Kabul.
While no one can be sure that these anti-terror pushes will be sustained over time, it does appear that more and more countries are beginning to take more seriously the increasing threat that terror attacks present to them within their own borders.
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