Hollande orders escalation of anti-IS strikes in Iraq & Syria

Paris: President Francois Hollande today ordered that French air strikes against Islamic State jihadists be stepped up in Iraq as well as Syria following the Paris attacks, his office said in a statement.

“Francois Hollande gave the necessary instructions for the intensification of the military operations under way against Daesh in Syria as well as in Iraq,” said the statement which was issued after he met with senior cabinet ministers and military chiefs.