France reflects on 12 months of terror a year after Charlie Hebdo attack
PARIS – A year after Islamic extremists burst into Charlie Hebdo’s offices and gunned down the satirical newspaper’s staff, France is reflecting on 12 months of terror.
On Jan. 7, 2015, two French-born brothers killed 11 people inside the building where Charlie Hebdo operated, as well as a Muslim policeman outside. Over the next two days, an accomplice shot a policewoman to death, then stormed a kosher supermarket, killing four hostages. All three gunmen died.
France has been on high alert ever since, and was struck again Nov. 13 by extremists dispatched by the Islamic State group. French President Francois Hollande is speaking Thursday to police charged with protecting against new attacks.
Survivors of the January attacks, meanwhile, are continuing to speak out.
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