France Now Number One Target of Islamic Terrorists in North Africa
Says counterterrorism judge
France is enemy number one for the jihadists in North Africa, according to one of the country's leading counter-terrorist judges.
Marc Trevidic told the BBC that jihadists had already been heading out to Mali and that French intervention would heighten the risk of lone wolf attacks in France.
However, he said the deployment of the French military was necessary to counter the dangers from Mali falling into the hands of extremists.