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French Prime Minister’s Statement on Action Against ISIL

On Wednesday, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls addressed the Assemblée Nationale regarding France’s actions against ISIL (“Daech” in French). Valls called ISIL a “double lie”– because “there’s nothing of a state, about it, and it in no way represents Islam”—and a “triple threat: to Iraq, to the world and to France.” Valls made several key points in his speech:

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Australia, France, Netherlands Express Legal Reservations about Airstrikes in Syria [Updated]

In his speech before the United Nations on Wednesday, President Obama stated that “over 40 nations have offered to join this coalition” to dismantle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). That number includes countries that have committed military and nonmilitary assistance, and it includes those states that have been directly engaged in military operations inside Iraq or Syria.…   continue »