- It is no longer inconceivable that France in the fight against Islamic State cooperates with the regime of Bashar al- Assad. In addition to air strikes, the battle is also being fought on the ground and in that respect is a role for the Syrian army imaginable. That said Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Friday against RTL. France goes into the ground troops anyway not deliver, said Fabius.
Cooperation with Assad a long time not an option for the French. The attacks in Paris two weeks ago changed that view. President Francois Hollande wants to forge a global coalition against IS. In the conversation he had Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin was also agreed that the Russians are guided by the bombing of IS and other jihadist groups and the moderate opposition is now spared.