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French warplanes hit Islamic State logistics depot in Iraq
French warplanes hit Islamic State logistics depot in Iraq

French fighter jets carried out their first airstrikes in Iraq early Friday, joining the U.S. air campaign against the extremist group Islamic State. Less than 24 hours after President Francois Hollande announced that he had approved a request from the government in Baghdad for air support, at least two French Rafale planes attacked the insurgents' positions, according to a statement from his office. "This morning at 9:40 a.m. [Paris time] our Rafale aircraft carried out a first attack against a logistics center of the terrorist organization Daesh in the northeast of Iraq," the statement said, using an Arabic colloquialism for the Islamic State. "The target was hit...

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