France to step up military operations against Daesh
Fight against terrorism/Paris attacks/Defence Council – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, 19 November 2015
The French President today convened a [Select] Defence Council meeting to take stock of the operations conducted to arrest those responsible for the attacks of 13 November in Paris and their accomplices.
The Council examined all the measures aimed at increasing the protection of our fellow citizens on our territory.
He spoke about the diplomatic approach to the situation in Syria, particularly the President’s visits to Washington and Moscow, as well as the draft United Nations Security Council resolution.
The President gave the necessary instructions to step up the military operations under way to combat Daesh [so-called ISIL] in both Syria and Iraq./.