France launches air strikes against Islamic State in Syria

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France said on Sunday it had launched its first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, in an effort to stem its growing presence there. "Our country thus confirms its resolute commitment to fight against the terrorist threat represented by Daesh (Islamic State). France, which has so far only taken part in strikes in Iraq, began reconnaissance flights over Syria earlier this month in order to gather information on Islamic State positions.