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French Aircraft Carrier Launches First Anti-ISIL Missions in Syria, Iraq.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Military jets from France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier flew their first missions over the ISIL-controlled territories in Syria and Iraq and carried out their first airstrikes.

The jets have hit two ISIL targets in Iraq on Monday, the French military said, RT reported.

The presence of 26 military aircraft aboard the Charles de Gaulle triples French forces in the region, adding to the 12 planes already stationed in the UAE and Jordan: six Rafale and six Mirage 2000 aircraft.

The Charles de Gaulle, France's only aircraft carrier, was deployed in the Mediterranean on Saturday.

The start of the carrier's military mission comes 10 days after a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead and some 360 others injured.

The ISIL claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings and mass shootings that occurred across the French capital.

France then pledged to "redouble and coordinate" its moves against the ISIL.

"We will intensify our strikes, we will choose targets that will do the most damage possible to the terrorist army," French President Francois Hollande said.

The Russian and French military have begun cooperating in the region, exchanging data, after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to work with the French as "with allies."

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