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Hollande Vows France Won't Waver In Fight Against Terrorism

French President Francois Hollande has vowed the country will not allow threats to weaken its resolve against terrorism.

Hollande’s comments on January 25 came a day after the Islamic State (IS) extremist group released a video purporting to show nine of the extremists who carried out the deadly attacks in Paris in November, 2015.

Nothing will deter us, no threat will make France waver in the fight against terrorism," the French president told reporters in New Delhi.

"These images only serve to discredit the perpetrators of this crime."

He said that it was because of the threat that he is asking to keep France in a state of emergency.

Hollande imposed the state of emergency just after the November 13 attacks that left 130 dead in Paris, allowing border checks, warrantless searches and house arrest without a court order.

The primarily French-language footage released on January 24 was apparently filmed in IS territory before the attackers slipped back into Europe.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP

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