France said Wednesday it would beef up its military deployment in the fight against militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) being waged by a U.S.-led coalition.

“The president has decided to reinforce the military presence engaged” in the battle, said a statement from the presidency, without specifying what this would amount to.

A source in the defense ministry said the planned measures could see more troops sent to France’s military base in the Gulf and support increased to ground forces such as the Kurdish peshmerga. […]