France will star carrying out its air strikes against Islamic State in Syria "in coming weeks", Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said today.

On Tuesday, a parliamentary debate, on the value of anti-Islamic State airstrikes in Syria, was held in Paris. Associated Press reports that Tuesday's debate was not a request for permission, as the government needs none, but rather an opportunity for the government to explain its intentions before a sceptical audience.

Following his statement, Val...

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