France votes to continue military campaign againist ‘Islamic State’

One house of French parliament has voted by an overwhelming margin to continue airstrikes against the terrorist group Islamic State. “France is at war with terrorism…not Muslims,” the French PM told lawmakers.

By a rather clearcut margin of 488 ballots to 1, with 13 abstentions, France’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted to extend French airstrikes against the self-styled “Islamic State” (IS) in Iraq for another four months. The single dissenting voter – Jean-Pierre Gorges of the center-right UMP party – argued that the situation on the ground was improving and warned that continued bombing could inspire more extremist violence. His voice was drowned out, however, by other vigorous defenders of the campaign.
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Source News: DW