The boss of the domestic intelligence warns against a “rise” of the domestic threat, due to the weakening of Daesh on the ground.

Invited this morning on RTL , Laurent Nunez, the Director General of Internal Security (DGSI), announced that 18,000 people are currently being tracked for radicalization, or suspected of wanting to commit terrorist acts.

A rising figure

The figure is increasing since at the beginning of 2017, the FSTRP file (file of the reports for the prevention of the radicalization with character of terrorist character) counted 15.000 to 16.0000 names.
Of these people monitored, 4,000 are considered particularly dangerous and are subject to special monitoring.

46 attacks foiled since 2013

In the aftermath of the commemoration of the attacks of November 13, 2015, Laurent Nunez does not exclude that an attack like those of November 13, 2015 may again occur but believes that it is still less likely, given the exceptional mobilization of intelligence services, which are also cooperating better and better with the services of other countries. Since 2013, “46 attacks have been foiled, 17 have failed and 10 have occurred,” said Laurent Nunez.

An endogenous threat that “escalates”

Laurent Nunez also said that Daesh was still determined to hit France and even if the terrorist organization is very weak on the ground, there is “a rise in the endogenous threat, that is to say individuals who are no longer projected from the Syrian-Iraqi zone as was the case two years ago with the Bataclan team, the so-called “exogenous threat”. There, we are now on endogenous threats, individuals who respond to the propaganda of Daesh and who take action with very rudimentary means, “says the boss of the DGSI.