Germany Vows to Help France in Fighting against ISIS

Germany Vows to Help France in Fighting against ISIS
Thu Nov 26, 2015 14:55:52

In a meeting with French President, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised help to France in fighting the Takfiri ISIS terrorist group in the wake of the recent deadly Paris attacks.

In a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande in Paris on Wednesday, Merkel said she would act “swiftly” to see how Berlin could take up “additional responsibilities” to assist in the fight against terrorism.

“We have a shared enemy: terrorism. ISIS will not be convinced with words. It has to be defeated militarily,” said Merkel. “We will be stronger than the terror.”

The German chancellor stressed that the flow of revenue to ISIS should be cut off as a cornerstone of a joint strategy.

Hollande, for his part, expressed hope that Germany could “engage more” in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS terrorists control swaths of land.

French warplanes have been pounding what are said to be ISIS positions in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa following November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, which were claimed by ISIS.

Hollande has described the terrorist attacks – which killed 130 people and injured hundreds more – as “an act of war” on France.

On November 18, France’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier was deployed to the eastern Mediterranean Sea off the Syrian coastline. The aircraft carrier has an air wing of 26 fighters, consisting of 18 Rafales and 8 Super Étendard jets.

French lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to extend the airstrikes against alleged ISIS targets in Syria, which have been stepped up following the Paris attacks; Press TV reported.

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