France wants Europe to do more to fight ISIS

2015-05-28 14:07
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Paris - France's foreign minister wants European countries to do more to fight the Islamic State group, and is seeking support from Russia in international talks about defeating the group.

France, which joined US-led airstrikes against Islamic State extremists in Iraq, is hosting a conference on Tuesday on the international efforts against ISIS.

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on France-Inter radio on Thursday that European countries "aren't doing many things" against the group, even as hundreds of European extremists have joined ISIS fighters.

He also said France is including Russia in the anti-ISIS discussions.

Fabius criticised the Iraqi government for "ostracising" Sunni communities who could help fight ISIS. Doubts have grown recently about whether the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government can overcome the sectarian divisions.

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