France may join US-led campaign against Daesh in Syria

Published September 6th, 2015 - 03:33 GMT
French President Francois Hollande plans to share his position in a press conference on Monday. (Al Bawaba/File)
French President Francois Hollande plans to share his position in a press conference on Monday. (Al Bawaba/File)

France is considering to join the US-led coalition allegedly targeting the positions of the Daesh militant group in Syria.

On Saturday, the website of French daily Le Monde quoted an anonymous “high-level source” as saying that the French government is planning to join the so-called anti-Daesh international coalition with an alleged aim to attack militants in Syria.

French officials refused to comment on Le Monde’s report, saying that President Francois Hollande will discuss his stance on the issue in a press conference on Monday.

France has already participated in the attacks staged by the US-led alliance against purported Daesh positions in Iraq, but had ruled out any such operations in Syria.

In late August, Turkey also officially joined the so-called anti-Daesh coalition.

This is while some Western countries and their regional allies, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have lent staunch support to Takfiri terrorist groups fighting against Syria’s legitimate government.

Syria has been facing a foreign-backed militancy – including by Daesh terrorists – since 2011.

The Daesh militants, who currently control areas across Syria as well as northern and western Iraq, have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations, against Iraqi and Syrian communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.


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