500 extra soldiers to be deployed in greater Paris: Ministry

France will deploy some 500 extra military personnel in the greater Paris region, the defence ministry said today, the day after twin sieges sowed fear on the streets of the capital.

AFP| Updated: Jan 10, 2015, 21:01 PM IST

Paris: France will deploy some 500 extra military personnel in the greater Paris region, the defence ministry said today, the day after twin sieges sowed fear on the streets of the capital.

The defence ministry said it was sending another 500 soldiers into the greater Paris area, bringing current numbers to what will be some 1,350 troops.

"We will this morning announce a reinforcement of 500 additional military personnel, in two waves in Ile de France," said the ministry, referring to Paris and the immediate surrounding areas.

After yesterday's dramatic events, President Francois Hollande warned grimly that the threats facing France "weren't over", comments followed by a chilling new threat from a Yemen-based Al Qaeda group.