Paris, 7 Shafar 1437/19 November 201 (MINA) – France on Wednesday deployed Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to the Middle East to bolster French firepower against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
In a press statement, the government Spokesman Stephane Le Foll said that the French navy’s centerpiece sailed to eastern Mediterranean Sea Wednesday to boost the French military operations against ISIL.
He pointed out that 36 French jet fighters are carrying out intensify air strikes on ISIL bases and targets in cooperation with international allies including the US, Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) quoted Kuna News as reporting.
The move comes after the ISIL-orchestrated terror attacks on Paris on Friday night that left at least 129 people dead and 352 others injured.
With 26 fighter jets on board, the nuclear-powered carrier will dramatically increase France’s capacity to carry out air strikes, and adds to the 12 French planes currently stationed in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan overall. (T/R07/R01)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)