Hollande in Iraq as efforts to defeat ISIS ramp up

September 12, 2014 7:01 AM

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Hollande in Iraq as efforts to defeat ISIS ramp up

BAGHDAD: French President Francois Hollande flew into Baghdad Friday in a show of support to the Iraqi government as global efforts to defeat jihadist fighters intensified.

His was the highest-profile visit to Iraq since extremist Sunni militants overran large parts of the country in June and sparked international concern over an expanding jihadist threat.

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