Italy deploys thousands of troops as terror alert in effect

By REUTERS
February 18, 2015 09:08

Italian security chiefs on Tuesday approved a plan to put 4,800 soldiers on the streets throughout the country to help guard against potential militant attacks, the Interior Ministry said.

A statement after a meeting of military and security officials said they would guard sensitive sites and targets until at least June.

Italian media said about 500 would be deployed in Rome, where army troops already help guard diplomatic missions and residences, the capital's synagogue and Jewish schools.


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