- France deploys aircraft carrier to fight Isis in Syria and Iraq
by Adam Withnall, http://www.independent.co.uk/
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France has announced that it will deploy its only aircraft carrier to boost its efforts in the fight against Isis. In a statement by the French presidency following a meeting of its defence cabinet, the government said the Charles de Gaulle warship would be sent to the eastern Mediterranean for operations against Isis in both Syria and Iraq.
“The deployment of the battle group alongside the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier has been decided to participate in operations against Daesch and its affiliate groups,” the statement said after a defence cabinet meeting, referring to the Arabic acronym for Islamic State.