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France's Hollande says battle against terrorism will be long

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 01:33

French President Francois Hollande says about 50 people are still fighting for their lives after the deadly attack in Nice. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) French President Francois Hollande said on Friday (July 15) about 50 people were still fighting for the lives following the attack that killed at least 84 people in Nice on Thursday. "There are about 50 people who are in state of urgency, that is to say between life and death," Hollande said after visiting victims at a hospital in the French Riviera city. He added that there were a lot of foreigners and children among the dead and warned that the fight against extremist groups would be long because they would continue to try to strike at Western values. An attacker ploughed a truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the French Riviera, killing at least 84 people in what President Francois Hollande called a terrorist act by an enemy determined to strike all nations that share France's values. "We are facing a long battle, because we have an enemy that will continue to attack, all the peoples, all the countries, who possess freedom as an essential value." Hollande said. The third mass killing in Western Europe in eight months caused more fear across an already anxious continent struggling with security challenges from mass immigration, open borders and pockets of Islamist radicalism.

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France's Hollande says battle against terrorism will be long

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 01:33