France to Provide Air Support in Iraq

September 18, 2014 6:16 PM

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France has agreed to provide air support requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group fighters who've captured swathes of the country, French President Francois Hollande said Thursday.

Hollande stressed that France would not go beyond providing air support, and would not strike in Syria, where the Islamic State group has also captured territory.

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