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.”