A shield and a target: France's anti-terrorism operation 'Sentinelle'
"Sentinelle" is the name of an ongoing military operation on French soil: French soldiers patrol the streets, acting as a first line of defence and a shield for potential terrorist attacks. In recent months, they have neutralised many attackers, but – viewed also as a symbol of France's leading role in the global war on terrorism – they have also become direct targets for killers inspired by Islamist murderous propaganda. Our France 2 colleagues, Dorothée Olliéric and Sylvain Giaume, report.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Florence Viala and François Wibaux.
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