France signals softer stance on Assad after Russia talks

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French foreign minister said that winning back Islamic State 'capital' Raqqa was priority and could involve help from Syria regime troops.

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France has signalled a softening of its stance towards Syrian president Bashar al-Assad by suggesting the regime’s soldiers could fight alongside opposition groups against Isis, the Islamist militant group responsible for killing 130 people in the Paris attacks, reports The Financial Times.