Hollande urges Germany to do more in IS fight

French President Francois Hollande (R) shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a joint press conference at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, on November 25, 2015French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday urged Germany to do more in the fight against Islamic State jihadists after he held talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel following the Paris attacks. Hollande met his closest EU partner during a week of intense but so far faltering efforts by France to build a coalition to crush IS in its fiefdom in Iraq and Syria. Hollande said he hoped Germany “can do even more in the fight against Daesh in Syria and Iraq”, using another term for IS, which claimed responsibility for the carnage in the French capital.

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