France plans air strikes in Syria in coming weeks: minister




 
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France plans air strikes in Syria in coming weeks: minister
 
September 16th, 2015  
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Topic: France plans air strikes in Syria in coming weeks: minister


France plans air strikes in Syria in coming weeks: minister
France is planning air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria in the coming weeks in an effort to stem its growing presence in the country, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday. France, which has so far only taken part in strikes in Iraq, began reconnaissance flights over Syria a week ago in order to gather information on Islamic State positions. Asked in an interview on France Inter radio when France would begin air strikes in Syria, Le Drian said "in the coming weeks", adding that he did not want to give details for strategic reasons.

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