France ready to join the fight against ISIS

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:55 AM
 
France ready to join the fight against ISIS
France will participate in an air military operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, if necessary, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday, September 10, as quoted by Reuters.
     
France will participate in an air military operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, if necessary, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday, September 10, as quoted by Reuters.
French Rafale-M multirole aircraft fighter
     
"In Iraq ... we will take part in military air action if necessary. The situation in Syria is different," Fabius told students in a speech at the Sciences Po academy in Paris.

"Some in the media say France is ready to act in Iraq, but not Syria. No! We must act in both cases, but not with the same modalities,” the French Foreign Minister noted. The IS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a radical Sunni group that has been fighting the Syrian government since 2012. In June 2014, it started launching attacks in northern and western Iraq, declaring a caliphate on the territories under its control later that month.
 

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