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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday he could envisage Syrian regime troops taking part in the fight to crush the Islamic State jihadists that claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks. In order to fight IS, "there must be two measures: bombings... and ground troops who cannot be ours, but who should be of the (opposition) Free Syrian Army, Sunni Arab forces, and why not regime forces too," Fabius told RTL radio. Fabius later clarified his position, telling AFP he meant that Syrian government troops could take part in the fight against IS after a change of regime.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the conditions slum-dwellers are forced to live in during a visit to one of Nairobi's many shantytowns Friday, saying that access to safe water is a basic human right and that everyone should have dignified, adequate housing.