• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

French parliament approves extension of air strikes in Syria

By Ians

Paris, Nov 26: French National Assembly on Wednesday authorised the extension of French air force' strikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria.

Out of 529 deputies, 515 voted in favour of the bill to intensify France's air strikes against IS, with four against and 10 abstentions, French National Assembly said on Wednesday on its website.


"We have a responsibility, we have in particular a duty," French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told the deputies, referring to the military intervention in Syria, a news agency reported.

According to Valls, French air force, just like its Russian and American counterparts, has destroyed petroleum facilities controlled by the IS.

"There is no alternative, we must annihilate Islamic State," Valls said in his speech, stressing that "November 13 has changed the world as well as Europe."

Months after deadly attacks in January on satire magazine Charlie Hebdo that left dozens dead in Paris, calmness was broken once again in the French capital on November 13 when fresh explosions and a series of shootings, claimed by IS, killed at least 130 people and wounded scores others.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more