Paris office of Charlie Hebdo  magazine
Latuff, Paris office of Charlie Hebdo magazine

Saeb Shaath on the  terror attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine.

According to Bernard Cazeneuve, security forces will for now keep the high level of mobilization.An intense search continues in France for any accomplices of the assailants who killed 17 people. One key target on the loose is Hayat Boumeddiene. She’s the partner of Amedy Coulibaly who was killed when security forces stormed a supermarket in Paris to end a hostage drama on Friday. Boumeddiene has been described as armed and dangerous. She’s suspected of having been with Coulibaly when he allegedly killed a policewoman in Paris on Thursday.

On Friday, two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, suspected of slaughtering 12 people two days earlier at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, were killed after being cornered at a printing workshop with a hostage in the town of Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris.

On the same day, police ended a second hostage-taking in a supermarket in the eastern Porte de Vincennes area of Paris, killing one armed hostage-taker, Amedy Coulibaly, who was a suspect in killing a policewoman in southern Paris a day earlier. Officials say four hostages were also killed during the raid.

Terrorist groups in the Middle East, including ISIL and al-Qaeda branches, have claimed responsibility for the attacks in France, threatening to target the United States and Britain next.

France is among the European countries that have thrown their weight behind militant groups in Syria.