[ltr]French Defense Minister: the battle to liberate Mosul will start soon[/ltr][ltr]
Paris-Iraq Press -1 October: The French Defense Minister Jean - Yves Le Derian The attack , which led the Iraqi government to restore the city ofMosul of al Daesh will begin soon.
His comments if Derian, on Friday evening, after French warplanes took off from on board a French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to hit theorganization.
He said if Derian told reporters at a shipyard in northeastern France "Battle of Mosul has not yet started operations today an extension of our support for the alliance, while the main attack would be soon."
And on board the aircraft that arrived in theeastern Mediterranean this week about 1,900 troops and accompanied by an attack submarine and several frigates and ships refueling, as well as fighter jets and surveillance aircraft carrier.
The Defense Ministry said that eight fighter jets took off to participate in a mission over Iraq at dawn on Friday.
France has stepped up and is the first country to join the air strikes by US - led forces in Iraq , its air operations against al Daesh including in Syria after several attacks of the organization in France.
As for the Paris special forces operating in the two countries and provide weapons to the Syrian opposition groups and forces , the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces.
The United States has , on Thursday, the number of troops in Iraq to more than five thousand in the framework of the US - led campaign to provide air support, training and advice to the Iraqi army. Ended (1)