France says it launches first air strikes in Iraq




 
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September 19th, 2014  
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PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Friday its jets had launched strikes inside Iraq for the first time since the country promised to join military action against Islamic State insurgents who have taken over parts of the country. "This morning at 9:40 (0740 GMT) our Rafale jets launched a first strike against a logistics depot of the terrorists," President Francois Hollande's office said a statement issued shortly after the raids. The target in northeast Iraq was totally destroyed, said the statement, adding that there would be further operations "in the coming days". ...




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