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France to create regional 'de-radicalisation' centres, PM says
by Marc Preel and Pauline Talagrand
France will create regional de-radicalisation centres, the prime minister said Monday as he set out measures in response to last year's terror attacks that killed 147 people.
The centres covering all 12 of France's mainland regions and Corsica will take people referred by the justice system and try to stop them being sucked into jihadist networks where they could mount attacks, Manuel Valls said.
The government believes nearly 9,300 people in France have been radicalised and are capable of violent actions.
Thirty percent of that figure are women and 20 percent are under the age of 18.
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