Iraqi PM: France will join US-led air strikes against IS
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said France had promised him to join the US-led airstrikes targeting Islamist extremists in Iraq. He spoke at a joint press conference with visiting French president Francois Hollande in Baghdad Friday. Hollande arrived in Iraq with four arms shipments and 60 metric tons (66 tons) of humanitarian equipment. Monday, he hosts in Paris an international conference in support of a long-term campaign against the Islamic State.