France's state of emergency in place since attacks in January claimed by the Islamic State group will be lifted July 26, the president said Thursday, but he stressed that the threat continues.
Francois Hollande spoke after presiding over the traditional Bastille Day parade with thousands of members of the military marching in meticulous formation, fighting machines rumbling down the Champs-Elysees and fighter jets overhead.
"We cannot prolong the state of emergency eternally ... Is the threat there? Yes," Hollande said.
He also said France will send military advisers to Iraq to help Iraqi troops retake Mosul, the Islamic State stronghold in the north. He...