As summit strategizes on ISIL, French jets fly over Iraq

September 15, 2014 4:48 PM

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As summit strategizes on ISIL, French jets fly over Iraq

French jets made their first sorties over Iraq Monday as part of a growing international push against the Islamic State, reflecting French president Francois Hollande's statement at a diplomatic strategy conference in Paris that there is "no time to lose" in going after the extremists.

The jets carried out reconnaissance flights over the contested area where the Islamic State in Levant (ISIL) is operating, French officials said, joining British jets that have already flown similar missions.

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