In the wake of the attack in Nice on Friday, French President Francois Hollande has said the country will strengthen actions in Iraq and Syria in order to continue the fight against terrorism.
Speaking in the early hours of Friday morning after a deadly attack in Nice killed 84 people, Hollande said all of France is under threat from Islamist terrorism.
"Nothing will make us yield in our will to fight terrorism, Hollande said. "We will continue striking those who attack us on our own soil." He added that France will always be stronger than the fanatics who want to attack it, and announced a number of military measures to ensure the fight against terrorism remains a top priority for the nation.
Meanwhile, analysts have pointed out that increased air strikes by France in Syria and Iraq appear to be one inevitable French response. Alan Mendoza, Founder & Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society told CNBC on Friday that France is hinting that the attack is ISIS-related.
"Hollande is suggesting this has been directed by the dying embers of IS in Syria and Iraq, even if not directly planned by them, and as a result he intends to use France's full force to drive them off the territory they occupy in those countries," he said.