France wants Europe to do more to fight ISIS
French FM Laurent Fabius said on France-Inter radio Thursday that European countries “aren’t doing many things” against ISIS
France’s foreign minister wants European countries to do more to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group, and is seeking support from Russia in international talks about defeating the group.
France, which joined U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS extremists in Iraq, is hosting a conference Tuesday on the international efforts against ISIS.
Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on France-Inter radio Thursday that European countries “aren’t doing many things” against the group, even as hundreds of European extremists have joined ISIS fighters.
He also said France is including Russia in the anti-ISIS discussions.
Fabius criticized the Iraqi government for “ostracizing” Sunni communities who could help fight ISIS. Doubts have grown recently about whether the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government can overcome the sectarian divisions.
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