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Italy have agreed to put almost 5,000 soliders on the streets amid fears of an IS attack
The troops will guard sensitive sites and targets, including in Rome where around 500 members of the military will be deployed.
In the Italian capital the soldiers will help guard Jewish schools, the city’s synagogue and diplomatic residences.
The measures, announced after a meeting of military and security officials, will be implemented until at least June.
Authorities consider Rome particularly sensitive because it is home to the Vatican
“There is an evident risk of an alliance being forged between local groups and Daesh and it is a situation that has to be monitored with maximum attention,” Gentiloni told MPs.
“We find ourselves facing a country with a vast territory and failed institutions and that has potentially grave consequences not only for us but for the stability and sustainability of the transition processes in neighboring African states.”
“The time at our disposal is not infinite and is in danger of running out soon.”
Gentiloni, however, made it clear Italy should not respond militarily to IS in Libya.
“Saying we are in the front line does not mean announcing adventures nor crusades,” he said.
originally posted by: newWorldSamurai
That's exactly what ISIS wants... panic.
Sep 18, 2014
* IMF sees Italy GDP at -0.1 pct in 2014, +1.1 pct in 2015
* Says recent data weak, expects downward revisions next month
* Sees 2014 deficit-GDP at 3.0 pct, debt at 136.4 pct
* Calls for "firm implementation" of Renzi's reform agenda
IMF cuts Italy growth outlook, hikes deficit, debt