MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The ISIL is a militant extremist group occupying vast territories both in Syria and Iraq with the aim of establishing an Islamic caliphate in the region.
"If a coalition of countries in the region were formed to liberate [Syria] from the tyranny of Daesh [Arabic acronym of IS], they would have the support of France," Valls said on his Twitter page.
Si une coalition de pays de la région se formait pour aller libérer la #Syrie de la tyrannie de Daech, ils auraient le soutien de la France.— Manuel Valls (@manuelvalls) 15 сентября 2015
He added that the solution to the Syrian conflict would contribute to the alleviation of the European migrant crisis.
Syria has been in a state of civil war since the 2011 political collapse. In addition to countering opposition forces, Damascus is battling various Islamist groups, including the ISIL.
The US-led international coalition has been launching airstrikes against ISIL positions.
Thousands of people flee Syria amid violence and travel to Europe that has been beset by a refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants arriving in EU member states in search of safety.