French aircraft carrier prepares for Syria strikes

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French fighter jets took off Monday from the Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier, newly deployed to the eastern Mediterranean, in an operation against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, military sources said.

French aircraft carrier prepares for Syria strikes

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URGENT ¥¥¥ French carrier in position for air strikes on IS from Monday: minister

PARIS, Nov 22, 2015 (AFP) – French jets will be able to launch air strikes on Islamic State targets from an aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean beginning Monday, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday.

“It will be operational from tomorrow,” Le Drian told Europe 1 radio, nine days after attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.

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