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> Kermiche was a known would-be jihadist under police surveillance. He'd been electronically tagged after two failed attempts to reach Syria last year.
In it, they identify themselves as Abu Omar and Abu Jalil al-Hanafi. Sitting on a staircase, they pledge loyalty to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State.>>
That intensifying criticism of President Hollande and the French government security record. Reuters Deputy Bureau Chief in Paris, Richard Law.>> This raises huge questions yet again over France's intelligence services. It's not the first time that someone who is on the radar of the intelligence agencies has slipped through the net.
So there will now be a lot of questions in particular probably coming from the conservative right with ten months to go into the general election. On just where the holes are, France is of course under a state of emergency. It's been under that since the Paris attacks last November.
And even so the attack on Normandy is showing just how easy it is for individuals who've pledged allegiance to Islamic militant groups to hit soft targets in France.>> The President's predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, says the government must take stronger steps to track known Islamist sympathizers. He wants all suspected Islamist militants detained or tagged, even if they haven't committed an offense.
In a clamp down, any summer festivals that don't meet tight security standards would be canceled. And more of the 10,000 soldiers on the streets of France will be sent to the Provinces.