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French President Francois Hollande holds a press conference with Madagascar president (unseen) at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on September 19, 2014. Fred Dufour—AFP/Getty Images

France Becomes First Ally to Join U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq

Sep 19, 2014

France became the first foreign country to publicly join United States airstrikes in Iraq on Friday, bombing a logistics depot controlled by Islamist militants, Iraqi and French officials said. Rafale fighter jets accompanied by support planes "entirely destroyed" the depot controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in the north of the country, President Francois Hollande said. Iraq's military spokesman said four morning airstrikes killed dozens of fighters...

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