EU unanimously supports France assistance request

A French army Rafale fighter jet is seen taking off at a base in the United Arab Emirates to bomb Syria's Raqa, on November 17, 2015European Union defence ministers on Tuesday unanimously backed France’s request for help with military missions in the wake of the Paris attacks, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said. “France has requested aid and assistance in accordance with article 42-7. It’s an article that has never been used before in the history of our union,” Mogherini said, referring to part of the EU treaties that provides for solidarity of member states in the event one of them is attacked.

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