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1,500 extra soldiers deployed to Paris after attacks: presidency

AFP , Saturday 14 Nov 2015
French Soldiers
Soldiers walk in front of an ambulance as rescue workers evacuate victims near La Belle Equipe, rue de Charonne, at the site of an attack on Paris on November 14, 2015 after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany (AFP)
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France has deployed an additional 1,500 soldiers to Paris in the wake of attacks that left at least 120 dead on Friday, the presidency said.

"A council of defence has been convened for Saturday at 9:00 am (0800 GMT). Already, 1,500 additional soldiers have been mobilised," said the Elysee Palace in a statement.

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