France To Send 3 More Jets, Warship To Gulf – 2 October 2014

RT logoFrance is to dispatch three more Rafale fighter jets to its airbase in the United Arab Emirates and a warship to the Gulf, bringing the number of French planes taking part in bombing raids against ISIS to nine, the defense ministry said Wednesday.

The French contribution is part of US-led coalition efforts to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces who are battling Islamic State militants in Iraq.

“This will increase our support to Iraqi forces in terms of surveillance and will provide a naval capacity to take part with our allies in the control of air space in the zone,” said the ministry in a statement.

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