Germany will do more to fight IS: chancellor Merkel

    Germany will do more to fight IS: chancellor Merkel

    Nov 26, Berlin: German chancellor Angela Merkel has said her country is ready to more in the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants.

    Speaking in Paris Merkel  said, “It was Germany's "duty to reflect" and to "act quickly.” 

    France has invoked a clause requiring EU member states to provide military assistance following the attacks.

    IS has said it was behind the attacks on 13 November which killed 130 people. At least one suspected attacker is still at large.

    "We are stronger than any terrorism. Nevertheless, terrorism must be fought with all possible force," said Merkel. IS "can't be convinced with words, it must be fought with military means," she added.

    According to media reports, French MPs have voted overwhelmingly to continue air strikes against IS in Syria beyond early January.

    And all EU nations had agreed to provide direct or indirect support for French operations in Syria or other regions where French forces are operating, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, BBC news reported.

    The Oslo Times


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