Hollande: France will send air support to Iraq but no troops

September 18, 2014 9:19 PM

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France will be offering air support to the Iraqi government to help it uproot Islamic State militants, but will not send any ground troops to the region, President François Hollande said Thursday.

Airstrikes will only take place over Iraq, the president added, although IS occupies vast areas of neighboring Syria as well.

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