France and Russia agree to 'coordinate' strikes against IS

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) welcomes French President Francois Hollande (L) on November 26, 2015 at the Kremlin in MoscowFrench President Francois Hollande said Thursday that Russia and France had agreed to coordinate strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists after talks with Vladimir Putin, who said Moscow could avoid bombing “healthy” opposition groups. “The strikes against Daesh (IS) will be intensified and be the object of coordination,” Hollande said at a press conference with his Russian counterpart, adding that the strikes would focus on the transportation of oil. Hollande was in Moscow for the last leg of a diplomatic mission to rally support for a wider coalition against IS, with the two leaders finding common ground as recent victims of attacks that killed hundreds of people.

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