Keyword: air strikes
French president makes unusual intervention urging Britain's House of Commons to back PM's request for Britain to join military coalition.
Attacks come as US defence secretary urges European allies to join forces to defeat IS and French police raid 128 addresses overnight.
A fleet of ten French Rafale aircraft on Sunday dropped 20 bombs on sites in the IS-held town of Raqqa in northern Syria, its principal base.
French jets attacked an oil depot near Deir Ezzor, close to the Syrian border with Iraq, in third wave of air strikes ordered by Paris over Syria.
French president said France's largest warship will return to the Gulf 'to allow us to be more efficient in coordination with our allies'.
The meeting in Paris was called to discuss peace efforts in Ukraine, but these are expected to be overshadowed by the crisis in Syria.
Le Monde quotes unnamed 'high-level source' saying that migrant crisis means 'things cannot continue as they are' in relation to Syria.
The French defence ministry said two Rafale jets destroyed Islamic State pick-up trucks in the Tikrit region during a reconnaissance mission.
Denial comes after US website claimed French intelligence officer had joined terrior group and was target of US air strikes.
Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France was deliberating whether its current actions in Iraq are sufficient against IS.
President Hollande's office announced Rafale jets had hit and destroyed a jihadist target in north-east Iraq on Friday.
'Stunned' French president François Hollande called off military attack after US president said he was to seek Congress approval.
President Hollande says while political and diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict is possible, option of military strikes must remain on the table.
The United States and France – though no longer Britain, it seems- are poised to intervene militarily in Syria. While helping to remove the Assad regime is an urgent priority, the expected campaign of air strikes seems like a headlong rush without legal basis. And one which is a form of camouflage for past errors and acts of cowardice, the opportunistic management of public opinion and a possible trigger for a regional cataclysm with incalculable consequences. Yet, argues Mediapart editor François Bonnet, there are alternatives.