Conflict & Justice

France Arrests 19 Suspected Islamist Militants

French president Nicolas Sarkozy promised a robust response to the recent shootings in the southern city of Toulouse.

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Today French police arrested 19 suspected Islamists in a series of dawn raids across the country.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Time magazine's Paris correspondent Vivienne Walt about the raids.

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    Masked special forces police escort a member of the Islamist community under heavy guard in Coueron. (Photo: REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)

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    Masked special forces police escort a member of the Islamist community under heavy guard in Coueron, near Nantes, March 30, 2012. Special RAID and GIPN intervention forces conducted early morning raids to arrest members from the islamist community in several French cities. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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