Saturday 21 January 2017

War alone will not defeat Isil

Published 29/11/2015 | 02:30

French President Francois Hollande
French President Francois Hollande

Following the savage attack on Paris, French President Francois Hollande has travelled widely, and with some success, in an effort to forge agreement among world leaders on how to "destroy" Isil.

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President Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in talks in Moscow last Thursday to exchange intelligence on Isil and other rebel groups to improve the effectiveness of their aerial bombing campaigns in Syria.

The West has accused Moscow of targeting mostly Western-backed rebel groups fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad instead of Isil.

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