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Air strikes alone won't defeat ISIS

A coordinated strategy that includes Iranian and Kurdish forces operating on the ground is necessary to bring the terrorist group to its knees.

French navy technicians on the aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle, which has been deployed to the eastern Mediterranean to take part in air strikes against ISIS targets.

IN THE wake of the Nov 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, French President François Hollande declared full-fledged war between France and the Islamic State. The fact is that France had already declared war on the Islamic State in September 2014 when its air force joined the United States in bombing