Hollande Says France Won’t Send Ground Troops to Syria, Iraq

French President Francois Hollande during his bi-annual news conference on at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on Sept. 7, 2015.

French President Francois Hollande during his bi-annual news conference on at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on Sept. 7, 2015.

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President Francois Hollande said France won’t send troops to Syria or Iraq, adding that its up to countries in the region to provide such support.

“It’s unrealistic because we’d be on our own,” Hollande said at a press conference in Paris. “In Iraq, Iraqis must do these operations. In Syria, it’s the Syrian opposition and the regional froces that must take on that responsibility”

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