Islamist site backs attacks on France and Hollande

Mar 11, 2014, 5:01 AM EDT
Francois Hollande, President of France speaks to the media during a meeting to discuss the situation in Ukraine at the European Union Council Building on March 6, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium.
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A militant Islamist website has created a series of posters calling for attacks on France and for the assassination of President Francois Hollande in reprisal for the country's policies in Mali and the Central African Republic, the SITE monitoring service said late on Monday. In addition to assisting Mali in its war against Islamists, France sent troops four months ago to the majority Christian Central African Republic, where predominantly Muslim "Seleka" rebels seized power a year ago. The Seleka have since been pushed back by Christian "anti-balaka" - "anti-machete" in the local language - militia.
Militant Islamist website calls for attacks on France and Hollande - SITE [Reuters]
Up to 12 'terrorists' in Mali killed by French forces [AFP]