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May 22, 2015 11:20 am

Western Allies Split Over Response to ISIS Advances in Iraq, Syria

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French President François Hollande called for action against ISIL while President Barack Obama said he would not send in US troops. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Telegraph – The Western alliance was split on Thursday night in response to the Islamic State’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.

Hollande was asked about Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s capture on Wednesday of Palmyra, with its historic ruins.

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