January 14 According to a report by AFP on January 12, the French Defense Minister pointed out on January 12 that the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will carry out missions in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean in the first half of the year within the framework of Operation Northwest Wind in Iraq and Syria.
French Defense Minister Florence Pali said in a statement to the National Assembly’s Defense Committee: “In the first half of 2021, French naval aviation units will be deployed in the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.
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According to the report, this will be the first mission of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle since nearly two-thirds of the sailors on board were infected with COVID-19 in early 2020.
The French Defense Minister said: “In the eastern coast of the Mediterranean, nearly 900 soldiers in Operation Northwest Wind continue to fight against Islamic State extremist organizations in the League of Nations.” She expressed concern about the extremist group’s “recurrection” in Iraq and Syria on Sunday local time.