05-12-2019 04:21 PM Jerusalem Timing

French President Hollande Says Iraq Airstrikes to Begin ‘Soon’

French President Hollande Says Iraq Airstrikes to Begin ‘Soon’

French jets are to begin striking ISILtargets in Iraq “soon,” President Francois Hollande said on Thursday.

HollandeFrench jets are to begin striking ISILtargets in Iraq “soon,” President Francois Hollande said on Thursday.

“As soon as we have identified targets, which means in a short time frame,” Hollande told a press conference in a questions and answers session.

“It will be air support to protect Iraqi soldiers and Kurdish Peshmerga forces to reduce and weaken this terrorist group,” he added. Hollande also stated that France would not be sending ground forces and that all the country’s activities would be limited to Iraq.