France attacks inquiry recommends intelligence overhaul

French soldiers patrol under the Eiffel tower in Paris on November 17, 2015, as part of security measures set following terrorist attacksA French inquiry into the terror attacks that rocked Paris in 2015 on Tuesday recommended the fusion of the country’s intelligence services after the “global failure” of the country’s myriad agencies. The parliamentary inquiry was set up in February to probe possible security failings in the run-up to two major terror attacks in Paris in 2015 that left 147 people dead. “The two big intelligence bosses admitted during their hearings that the 2015 attacks represent a ‘global intelligence failure’,” said Socialist lawmaker Sebastien Pietrasanta.

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