FRANCE ON ITS KNEEL. Hollande Called To Introduce State Of Emergency In Country
11 January 2015
By Markaz Kavkaz
Situation in France has deteriorated on
Friday. In the afternoon, the French authorities have
stated that they blocked two brothers Said and Cherif
Kouachi in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris. The
brothers entered a local printing house, and
strengthened it. According to eyewitnesses, they told
civilians to leave the area because they do not want
to harm them.
Police authorities announced that during telephone
conversations with the Kouachi brothers they said they
did not intend to give up and get ready to take die as
A few hours after the announcement of blocking the
brothers in the printing block in Dammartin-en-Goele,
a breaking news came from Paris, reporting about a
capture of a Jewish supermarket (kosher food store).
Police reported that 2 people died during a shootout.
Mass media reported quoting the authorities that the
Jewish store captured by an armed man and that he
holds several hostages. Later it became known that he
demanded freedom for the Kouachi brothers and
threatened to kill the hostages in case of storming of
the printing house.
The Jewish quarter of Paris was transferred to a state
Police announced the names of two people - a
32-year-old man Amedy Coulibaly and a 26-year-old
woman Hayat Boumeddiene, who according to the
authorities, the day before shot policemen in Paris.
The security services said nothing about their
whereabouts. They appealed to the population to help
"find terrorists" and called for caution, as they are
"armed and very dangerous".
Special forces and armored vehicles have been deployed
in Dammartin-en-Goele. The area is cordoned off,
several helicopters landed. Witnesses and journalists
reported that the event was like a scene from the
A few hours later report came about the storming of
the printing house in Dammartin-en-Goele and a Jewish
shop in Paris. Later in the afternoon the officials of
the French authorities announced that the Kouachi
It was also stated that the Jewish shop in Paris
captured by Amedy Coulibaly and Hayat Boumeddiene. The
man was killed. Information about the fate of woman is
not available. The police said that she disappeared.
Just after these events a message came about the
hostage-taking in a jewelry store in Montpellier.
However, the authorities were quick to reassure the
population, saying that it was not a terrorist attack,
but a robbery.
The events of recent days literally rocked France.
Level of nervousness reflects the fact that the
president Hollande called to introduce a nationwide
state of emergency.
It is to be recalled that yesterday the two Kouachi
brothers attacked magazine Charlie Hebdo and shot
several cartoonists, including chief editor, involved
in the publication of offensive cartoons on the
Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings of Allah be
According to the claims of French security services,
one of the Kouachi brothers, Said, in 2011, traveled
to Yemen and met with the Islamic preacher Sheikh
Anwar al-Awlaki, who was later killed along with his
15-year-old son by an American drone.