France sending reconnaissance flights over Syria in battle against IS

France sending reconnaissance flights over Syria in battle against IS

France’s president says the country will send reconnaissance planes over Syria to help in the fight against the Islamic State group.

President Francois Hollande said terror attacks have been planned from Syria against several countries, including France.

He said his responsibility is to be better informed about the threats, and he ruled out ground operations.

Mr Hollande said coping with the flow of refugees also requires addressing the problem of terrorism and the reconnaissance flights will help inform air strikes against the Islamic State group.

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