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France puts terror alert at lowest level

Published on 26/01/2004

PARIS, Jan 26 (AFP) - France on Monday dropped its terror alert rating one notch to its lowest level "given the actual assessment of the threat to the national territory," Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin's office said.

Security will remain reinforced at airports and train stations after the decision to set the Vigipirate scale at yellow, the lowest on a four-level scale running from yellow to orange, red and scarlet.

The alert level had been raised to orange on December 1 because of general insecurity worldwide ahead of end-of-year celebrations.

The French alert was also set at orange from May 17 to early October, after 45 people were killed in suicide attacks in Casablanca, Morocco on May 16.


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