PARIS - President Francois Hollande said on Monday French air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria would be necessary.
"We are part of the coalition in Iraq (against Islamic State)," Hollande said in a news conference with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari. "We started reconnaissance flights (in Syria) to enable us to consider air strikes if they were necessary and they will be necessary in Syria."
Hollande last week said Paris was beginning flights over Syria given the expansion of Islamic State over the last year and the threat its militants could have on French interests at home and abroad.
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