France sending reconnaissance flights over Syria against IS
PARIS (AP) — France s president says the country will send reconnaissance planes over Syria beginning Tuesday to help in the fight against the Islamic State group.
President Francois Hollande says 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.
Hollande spoke Monday in a wide-ranging news conference. He said coping with the flow of refugees also requires addressing the problem of terrorism and the reconnaissance flights will help inform airstrikes against the Islamic State group.