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The Latest: French president visiting aircraft carrier

The Latest: French president Hollande visiting aircraft carrier off Syrian coast

The Latest: French president visiting aircraft carrier

PARIS (AP) -- The latest developments regarding the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq: All times local:

10:55 a.m.

French President Francois Hollande is visiting the aircraft carrier launching airstrikes against the Islamic State gorup.

The Charles de Gaulle has launched raids against Islamic State bases since the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 in Paris. The president's office said Hollande would pay a visit to the ship on Friday.

The government announced it was deploying the ship, France's only aircraft carrier, to the region a week before the attacks.

The French carrier had previously been deployed in the Persian Gulf from February to April this year, conducting between 15 and 20 flights per day, according to the French military.


Updated : 2021-09-23 15:27 GMT+08:00