- Title: French jets in anti-IS operation from Charles de Gaulle carrier
- Date: 30th September 2016
- Summary: TOULON, FRANCE (FILE - NOVEMBER 18, 2015) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRCRAFT CARRIER LEAVING PORT TOP OF CARRIER, FLAGS JETS ON DECK ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (FILE - JANUARY 21, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF JETS ON DECK OF CHARLES DE GAULLE
- Embargoed: 15th October 2016 10:09
- Keywords: Rafale jet France Charles de Gaulle Islamic State strike
- Location: TOULON, FRANCE / ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES / IN AIR
- City: TOULON, FRANCE / ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES / IN AIR
- Country: France
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA00151RC213
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The French military said on Friday (September 30) that its jets had carried out their first operation against Islamic State from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, since the ship's latest deployment.
The military declined to give any further details of the mission whilst it was still under way. France's Rafale jets are capable both of carrying out strikes and reconnaissance missions.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced earlier in September that France would bolster its support for Iraqi forces in the autumn, with a view to retaking the city of Mosul from Islamic State.
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