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French-Based Syrian Opposition Threatened


French Interior Minister Claude Gueant takes part in a press conference along with US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and US Attorney General Eric Holder (not in pic) on December 2, 2011 in Paris.

French Interior Minister Claude Gueant takes part in a press conference along with US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and US Attorney General Eric Holder (not in pic) on December 2, 2011 in Paris.

France is upping security for members of Syrian opposition groups who live or work in France.

French Interior Minister Claude Gueant told reporters in Paris Friday that new security measures have been put in place for members of the Syrian National Council, including Paris-based leader Burhan Ghalioun.

Gueant did not share any details of the threats, though the French news agency quoted him as saying that "the Syrian state is violent and does not hesitate to resort to threats."

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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