Western allies split on action against Isil

The Western alliance was split on Thursday night in response to Isil’s latest victories in Iraq and Syria, with President François Hollande of France calling for action while President Barack Obama said he would not change tack and send in US troops.
Mr Hollande was asked about Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s capture on Wednesday of Palmyra, with its historic ruins.
“We have to act because there is a threat against these monuments which are part of humankind’s inheritance and at the same time we must act against Daesh,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for Isil, as he arrived at an EU summit in Latvia.


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