France raises possibility of military action on Islamic State

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Posted: Sep 03, 2014 12:17 PM

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande raised the possibility on Wednesday of carrying out military action against Islamic State.

"The head of state underlined the importance of a political, humanitarian and, if necessary, military response that respects international law," Hollande's office said in a statement after he met with top military advisors.

(Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Editing by James Regan)