France Makes 1st Reconnaissance Forays Over Syria Against IS

September 8, 2015 2:33 PM

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PARIS — French officials say two French jets have made their first reconnaissance forays over Syria.

Tuesday's confirmation from Laurent Fabius and a French military official comes as Britain defended a drone strike in Syria that left two Britons dead. France's president, announcing plans for the reconnaissance flights, said they would be used to plan airstrikes against the Islamic State group.

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