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Friday, September 19, 2014

France Joins in Bombing ISIS

The French, who previously had been carrying out reconnaissance missions, have now begun carrying out air strikes against ISIS in northern Iraq by striking a depot.

The aircraft were French Rafales.  France has a base with Rafales at the al-Dhafra air base in Abu Dhabi.

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