France, Britain to step up fight against ISIL

    France, Britain to step up fight against ISIL

    Nov 23, Paris: President of France Francois Hollande has said that his country will launch a week of diplomacy with a meeting with the British prime minister in Paris to set up fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.

    Hollande and David Cameron held a joint press conference in the French capital on Monday, a day after French police appealed for help in identifying one of the men involved in the Paris attacks. The meeting was part of his campaign to gather international support for a military response after the Paris attacks

    In a Twitter post on Sunday evening, the police said that the man was the third participant in the attack, which occurred in the national stadium, Stade de France, where the French football team was playing Germany and with Hollande present, Al Jazeera reported.

    At least one of those involved in the attacks, Belgian national Salah Abdesalam, is believed to be on the run and hiding near or around Belgium's capital, Brussels.

    Meantime, Police in Belgium arrested 16 people in overnight raids across the capital Brussels as the hunt continued on Sunday for a key suspect in the Paris attacks.

    The country has dispatched its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to the eastern Mediterranean to help step up its air strikes on ISIL positions in Syria.

    The Oslo Times


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