Charles de Gaulle first start military operations against Daesh

2016/9/30 8:25

[Oan- follow-up]

According to Agence France-Presse [AFP] that the French aircraft carrier [Charles de Gaulle] on Friday started its first military operations against al-Daesh in Iraq and Syria.

The leadership of the pillars of the French army announced on 20 September that the current [Charles de Gaulle] sailed toward the Middle East to participate in the restoration of the city of Mosul of al Daesh campaign.

A spokesman for the General Staff Col. Patrick Steiger said that the ship "sailed from Toulon, southern France, on September 19, and continue their training before heading to the eastern Mediterranean," without providing further details.

The Steiger predicted earlier this month that "provides aircraft support for Iraqi forces carriers to restore the city of Mosul."

And it will contribute to "Charles de Gaulle" carrying 24 fighter aircraft "Rafale Marine" increase in air capacity allocated by France to combat militants by 3 fold, in addition to the 12 "Rafale" aircraft stationed in Jordan and the UAE.

Like the fall of 2015 the ship will be stationed in the eastern Mediterranean to be closer to Syria and Iraq.