France carried out its third raid in Iraq .. and Russia offers assistance

21/10/2014 (00:01 pm) – 

Baghdad / term

French aircraft destroyed, on Sunday, two carriages to organize Daash through “to assign the task to Iraqi forces on the ground,” as announced by the French defense ministry said Monday on its website.

She is the third French air strike since joining France on September 19 last to the international coalition air campaign led by an American in Iraq.
The ministry said, “in the October 19 and through the task of assigning to Iraqi forces on the ground, struck two cars, two Rafale Francetan + pickup + for Daash terrorist group and devastated.” She said: “This strike is part of the support of the International Alliance of Iraqi armed forces in the area of ​​Baiji-Tikrit.”
It did not say whether the raid, which was used laser-guided bombs resulted in the victims. And controlled organization Daash fighters on the city of Tikrit, 160 km north of Baghdad, since more than four months. And Friday, Iraqi forces launched, backed by aerial bombing of the international coalition led by the United States, an offensive to retake areas in the north of the city.
The raid took place prior to the French aircraft in Iraq in September 25 last and targeted the old barracks for the army, about 15 kilometers east of Fallujah, west of Baghdad. While the first air strikes took place in September 19 in northeastern Iraq near Mosul and destroyed during which “ammunition depot” for Daash also contains vehicles and large quantities of fuel.
Since October 5 Current use of French troops in the raids, which starts from a base in the United Arab Emirates nine French Rafale plane and train and plane C-135 maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2.
Iraqi forces are facing difficulty in regaining land lost in the face of the Islamic state fighters who have achieved many successes in the Sunni province of Anbar (west), which control 80% of the area.
In a related context, said the Russian Foreign Ministry, on Monday, for the continuation of Moscow to provide aid to Iraq and Syria in their war against “terrorism”, and while confirming that aid equipment includes a wide range of weapons and military equipment to double their fighting capability of the two countries, called for concerted international efforts to counter the threat of international terrorism goal of the organization (Daash).
He said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in remarks carried by the agency Rianovosty (RIA NOVOSTI Russian and seen by the (long-Presse), “We are continuing our support for the governments of Iraq and Syria, as well as other countries in the region in their war against insurgents extremists who seek to extend their influence in the region.”
Lavrov added that “aid include support those governments friendly wide range of weapons and military equipment, which aims to double the combat abilities,” pointing out that “Moscow also called for concerted international efforts to counter the threat of international terrorism.”


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