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Prime Minister Valls told Parliament that the country is at war with "terrorism, jihadism and radicalism" but emphasized that "France is not at war against Islam and Muslims." The forthcoming issue of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, targeted by Islamic extremists in a deadly attack last week, will feature a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on its front page. Turkey accused France of "insufficient" cooperation in antiterrorism efforts, complaining that French intelligence has provided Turkey with the names of only 500 of the 1,200 suspects on France's Islamic State blacklist.
Officials are continuing to search for accomplices of the terrorists who attacked Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher supermarket in Paris, including Hayat Boumeddiene, 26; Turkish officials said she entered Syria from Turkey on Jan. 8. Officials said up to six members of the eight or 10-person terrorist cell may be at large. Controversial French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala was put under investigation for posting a comment online that appeared to sympathize with the terrorists. Defense Minister LeDrian said 10,000 soldiers will be mobilized to protect against Islamist attacks in France; Interior Minister Cazeneuve said 4,700 police officers will be assigned to protect the 700 Jewish schools and institutions in France.
Authorities are searching for more information on jihadist plots, after this week's terrorist attacks in Paris and the disclosure that surveillance had been lifted on two of the attackers just months ago. Over a million people, including a number of world leaders, marched in Paris to protest terrorism and attacks on free speech. A video emerged showing Amedy Coulibaly, one of the terrorists slain during the Paris attacks, pledging allegiance to the Islamic State.
French security forces remain on high alert following this week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Authorities are searching for Hayat Boumedienne, the girlfriend of slain suspect Ahmedy Coulibaly. Some reports suggested she had gone to Turkey earlier this month and may now be in Syria. Prime Minister Valls said France is engaged in "a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity." Over 200,000 people marched in French cities today in protest against terrorism.
Said and Cherif Kouachi, two brothers suspected in an al Qaeda-linked attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, were killed in a shootout with police in Dammartin-en-Goele; a hostage taken by the suspects was freed. A gunman suspected in the murder of a policewoman yesterday killed four hostages at a Jewish supermarket in Paris; security forces killed the gunman, Ahmedy Coulibaly, who was a friend of the Kouachi brothers, and freed several hostages. A female suspect, Hayat Boumedienne, 26, is said to be at large. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a statement celebrating the attack on Charlie Hebdo and threatening further attacks on France.