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France ready to join anti-IS coalition in Iraq, not Syria: Hollande

AFP, Friday 5 Sep 2014
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President Francois Hollande on Friday said France was ready to join a coalition to counter Islamic State extremists while respecting international law, but would not commit to taking action in Syria.

Hollande said France would join a coalition called for by the United States but would not commit to actions in Syria "until we have sufficient evidence that what we do, or what we could do, will not advance (President) Bashar al-Assad's cause".

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