France votes to continue military campaign against 'Islamic State'

January 14, 2015 7:34 AM

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One house of French parliament has voted by an overwhelming margin to continue airstrikes against the terrorist group "Islamic State." "France is at war with terrorism...not Muslims," the French PM told lawmakers.

By a rather clear-cut margin of 488 ballots to 1, with 13 abstentions, France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted to extend French airstrikes against the self-styled "Islamic State" (IS) in Iraq for another four months. The single dissenting voter - Jean-Pierre Gorges of the center-right UM...

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