French aircraft carrier begins Iraq operations: French sources

February 23, 2015 9:34 AM

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French aircraft carrier begins Iraq operations: French sources

PARIS (Reuters) - France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier has started military operations against Islamic State in Iraq, a French army source said on Monday.

"The carrier and its naval group has officially started missions as part of its Chammal operation in Iraq," the source told Reuters in a reference to the name of the mission.

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