A French Dassault Rafale flies above the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier. photo Marine nationale.jpg
On Thursday, French President Francois Holland declared that the US-led coalition against ISIS would intensify air strikes on ISIS targets.
"The pace of the interventions will be accelerated and France will play its role in this," Hollande said in a speech to ambassadors, the AFP reports.
On Wednesday, France's Defense Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, co-hosted a meeting with US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter where seven nations renewed their pledge to continue fighting ISIS and explore new ways to "degrade and destroy" the terror group.
Specifically, Le Drian mentioned that the coalition would be targeting ISIS' de facto capitals of Raqqa in Syria, and Mosul in Iraq, eventually planning to reclaim the territory.