French Army Sees Huge Surge in Interest After Paris Terror Attacks
The number of tentative applicants for the French military has tripled in the seven days since Paris was rocked by devastating terrorist attacks that killed 129 people.
Over the last week, 1,000 more people a day have tried to sign up in the fight against the Islamic State, Stuart Varney said Friday.
The number of inquiries per day has since gone from 500 to 1,500, Colonel Eric de Lapresle told Le Monde.
Fox Business’ Ashley Webster, reporting from Paris, said the public mood has “gone from one of shock to one of anger.”
Military officials there say they saw a similar uptick in recruits after the Charlie Hebdo shooting in January.
“But they have seen nothing like this,” said Webster. “It’s people wanting to join the French army to fight ISIS terrorists.”
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