Hollande says aircraft carrier could support Iraq operations

Hollande says aircraft carrier could support Iraq operations
# 14 January 2015 19:27 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier is ready be used to support military operations against Islamic State in Iraq, French President Francois Hollande told military personnel aboard the vessel on Wednesday, APA reports quoting Reuters.

"Thanks to the Charles de Gaulle we will have intelligence ... we may also conduct operations in Iraq," the president said in a speech, given as the carrier cruised off France's southern coast in the Mediterranean

"The aircraft carrier will work in close cooperation with coalition forces," he added.

France is sending the aircraft carrier, the flagship of the French fleet, to the Indian Ocean for naval exercises.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED