1. France’s Francois Hollande says to visit Iraq Monday

France’s Francois Hollande says to visit Iraq Monday

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday said he would visit Iraq on Monday to salute troops

By: | Paris | Published: January 1, 2017 2:36 AM
French President Francois Hollande. (Reuters) French President Francois Hollande. (Reuters)

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday said he would visit Iraq on Monday to salute troops which are taking part in a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State.

“We’re not done with the plight of terrorism. We have to keep on fighting it,” Hollande said in a New Year address to the nation that was broadcast on French television.

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“This is the reason for our military operations abroad, in Mali, in Syria, in Iraq — Iraq where I’ll be going the day after tomorrow to salute our troops.”

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