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French carrier in position for air strikes on ISIS from Monday: Minister

AFP , Sunday 22 Nov 2015
A picture taken on November 21, 2015 shows an aerial view of the aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle, in eastern Mediterranean sea. Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier is deployed to the eastern Mediterranean to take part in intensified air strikes against Islamic State targets. The deployment follows the coordinated attacks in the French capital that killed 130 people and left more than 350 others injured (AFP)
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French jets will be able to launch air strikes on Islamic State targets from an aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean from Monday, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

"It will be operational from tomorrow," Le Drian told Europe 1 radio on Sunday, nine days after attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.


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