Germany vows to do more against IS

Germany vows to do more against IS

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Germany will do more in the fight against Islamic State militants, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.It was Germany’s “duty to reflect” and to “act quickly”, Mrs Merkel said in Paris, after being urged by President Hollande to commit more resources, in the wake of the Paris attacks.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 Mrs Merkel.IS “can’t be convinced with words, it must be fought with military means,” she added.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.Germany had earlier announced it was deploying 650 troops to Mali, a move that Mrs Merkel said was designed to provide relief to the 1,500 French soldiers already stationed there.Germany is also providing weapons and training for Kurdish forces fighting IS in Iraq.
source:BBC

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