France mulls strikes on IS in Syria: report

An image grab taken from a video made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Homs on July 4, 2015 allegedly shows Islamic State jihadist group fighters leaving Tadmur prison in Palmyra, SyriaFrance is considering air strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria, in what would be a reversal of its current position, Le Monde daily said on Saturday. Neither the French presidency, the foreign ministry nor the defence ministry would comment on the report, with officials saying only that President Francois Hollande may address the question during his twice-yearly press conference on Monday. France currently only participates in missions against IS in Iraq following that country’s request for international help against the jihadists.

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