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Syrian regime could help fight Isis, says France

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Syrian regime could help fight Isis, says France
09:22 CET+01:00
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday he could envisage Syrian regime troops taking part in the fight to crush the Islamic State jihadists that claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.
In order to fight Isis, "there must be two measures: bombings... and ground troops who cannot be ours, but who should be of the (opposition) Free Syrian Army, Sunni Arab forces, and why not regime forces too," Fabius told RTL radio.
   
The main military target remains Raqa, the Syrian city that is the stronghold of Isis, Fabius said. Russian and French jets have targeted the town in recent days.
   
"For us it is one of the main military targets, even the main one, because it is the nerve centre of Daesh, and the attacks against France were planned from there," Fabius said, using another name for Isis.
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