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French police swoop on suspected Islamists

French police swooped down on suspected Islamist networks Friday, arresting 19 people as President Nicolas Sarkozy vowed a crackdown would continue after an extremist gunman’s killing spree. The arrests took place in several cities including Toulouse, whereMohamed Merah was shot dead by police last week after a series of cold-blooded shootings in southwestern France that left…

French police surround self-declared Al-Qaeda militant’s apartment

French police laid siege Wednesday to an apartment block where a self-declared Al-Qaeda militant who has claimed a series of deadly attacks on troops and Jewish children was holed up. Prosecutors said suspect Mohammed Merah, a 23-year-old Frenchman of Algerian descent, had fought off several police assaults on his flat…

WATCH LIVE: French police surround suspected gunman

French police have surrounded a house in Toulouse, France where a man suspected of a series of deadly shootings is holed up. France 24 has been covering the siege in their English-language broadcast throughout the day along with other news. Watch this live video from France 24, broadcast March 20,…

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