France Calls for International Conference on ISIS

By John Lee.

French President  Francois Hollande has called for an international conference to discuss new strategies to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

It is not the first time such an idea has been discussed, with counter-terrorism expert David Kilcullen suggesting a repeat of the WW2 ARCADIA conference, only this time aimed at combating terror.

ARCADIA was a WW2 conference of leaders and military experts held in 1941 to devise a strategy to defeat the Nazis. Hollande remarked,

"We can no longer keep to the traditional debate of intervention or non-intervention," Hollande told Le Monde newspaper in remarks published on Wednesday.We have to come up with a global strategy to fight this group, which is structured, has significant financing, very sophisticated weapons and threatens countries like Iraq, Syria and Lebanon."

(Source: CBC News)

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