French president to visit aircraft carrier off Syria: Office

AFP , Friday 4 Dec 2015

French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech during a ceremony to honor the 130 victims killed in the Nov. 13 attacks, in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. (Photo: AP)

President Francois Hollande will on Friday visit the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the eastern Mediterranean off Syria where it is being used to conduct air strikes on Islamic State group (ISIS) targets, his office said.

"He will meet military personnel taking part in operations to intensify the fight against Daesh in Syria and Iraq," a statement from the Elysee Palace said, using another name for the militant group that carried out the attacks in Paris three weeks ago.


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