The deployment comes amid US plans to withdraw its military from Syria as the White House has announced victory over the Daesh* terrorist group. Commenting on the pull-out, US President Donald Trump noted that the remaining states will be able to eliminate the group’s remnants.

French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (CDG) has sailed off for a new deployment in the eastern Mediterranean, where it will conduct operations against Daesh* in Syria, French media reported. It’s unclear what exactly this operation will include and how long the carrier will stay there.

Upon the end of its mission in the Mediterranean, Charles de Gaulle will move to the Indian Ocean and to the Asia-Pacific region. There, CDG will participate in joint drills, namely with Indian forces. The carrier is expected to return to France in July.

This is the first assignment for the Charles de Gaulle following 18 month-long repairs in Toulon. Prior to that, the aircraft carrier had participated in another operation against Daesh* in Syria and Iraq in 2016.

The redeployment follows French President Emmanuel Macron’s criticism of Donal Trump’s plans to withdraw most American troops from Syria after declaring victory over Daesh*. The president expressed regret at the US’ decision and vowed to continue France’s involvement in fighting the terrorist group.

The US will keep a total of 400 troops in the Arab Republic, half of them in al-Tanf military base and the other half in northern Syria.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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Pink
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2019-03-05 18:21

There are more jihadists in France than in Syria.

Daeshbags-Sux
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2019-03-06 01:39
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Ridiculous : there are less Muslims in France than in Syria.

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2019-03-06 02:12
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Since Koran says jihad is a duty, the more you have Muslims, the more you have jihadis, QED.

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zman
2019-03-06 00:08

It’ll make a great target. The French are trying to revive their reputation of world power. Too late for that, they’re just another Zionist controlled 2nd rate power. Their treachery is as well known as Turkey and deserves the same fate. Micron is as big a fool as Guano.

Pink
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2019-03-06 12:25

Wahhabi in France has more shells than the IRA in the British.

Pink
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2019-03-06 12:24

Wahhabi will blow up France.

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Stern Daler
2019-03-06 12:46
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Wahhabi Gulfies are enemies of Turkey. They will welcome the ships.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-03-06 01:41

Bad news for Erdogan. Let’s hope we’ll start hammering HTS and their cronies too, remember, the Charlie Hebdo attack was al-Qaeda, not ISIS…

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2019-03-06 10:09
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Al Qaeda and ISIS are not Shiites. Both are Wahhabi.

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2019-03-06 12:09
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Silly shiites are always the target of the Wahhabi.

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Stern Daler
2019-03-06 12:49
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, truly. Good news for Egypt and others that have French firms to do their exploring for fossil fuels.
It is a reaction on the Sultan’s recent sea maneuvers.

Or do You really think any needs a carrier against IS?

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Daeshbags-Sux
2019-03-06 01:52

The Charles de Gaulle wasn’t in repairs, as she needed uranium rods to be changed, we took profit of it to give her a mid life upgrade. About a dozen major mods have been done.

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2019-03-06 01:54
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It’s a pity that we don’t build at least a 2nd aircraft carrier, especially since Naval-Group proposed the 280m/65,000t DEAC for only €2.3bln
http://i.imgur.com/8bJ4b.jpg

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2019-03-06 01:58
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I also estimate that, since these are modular, we could do a 245m long Mistral-ship without deck-well, add an angled-deck plug just like Yanks did on Essex-class :

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2019-03-06 01:58
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2019-03-06 02:03
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Use ICCALS catapults would be very cheap
http://www.launch-systems.com
While the height of a Mistral-ship :

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2019-03-06 02:04
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http://i.imgur.com/wfzoVAA.jpg
allows 2 stories hangars

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Daeshbags-Sux
2019-03-06 02:06
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Let’s remove the island, replace habitual direct view by 360° optronics, fit FREMM frigates’ masts and you can get a larger well balanced deck 🙂

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2019-03-06 02:08
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By using the last gen.of Siemens turbines and 21.5MW Mermaid pods, we can have another CVN for only about €1.3bln.

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2019-03-06 02:10
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And likely able to carry 70 aircraft instead of 40 for the CdG or 55+ if DEAC is built 🙂

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Stern Daler
2019-03-06 13:00
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, Germany would sure prefer a pocket CVN – like pocket battleship Bismark.

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Stern Daler
2019-03-06 12:53
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, not needed to defend the EU’s waterways.

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Daeshbags-Sux
2019-03-06 02:15

I really think we should lobby other EU nations, especially Germany, into building aircraft carriers for the EU instead than for a specific nation.

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2019-03-06 02:19
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For the price of 2 US G.Ford-class aircraft carriers, we can have 10x DEAC. 540 Rafale-M being able to do the job of 1,500 F-16 or Super-Hornet, so EU can compete US Navy and for cheap.

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2019-03-06 02:23
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US Nimitz-class has 50% availability. The CdG has 70%. Naval-Group managed to push the Mistral-class to 95% with the 5th of sailors of an US LHD.

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2019-03-06 02:25
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Same stuff for DEAC or French-conceived Brit arcraft carriers… It’s time to make EU a super-power.

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jens holm
2019-03-06 07:44
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Trump will get a chock, if we do as he says 🙂

It make sense even I am not for hangerships anymore. For the time being I can agree in ferries filled with missiles, helicopters and drones.

The Europeans should have a little bigger and much better military force being more mobile.

Denmark are a little again in Mali again. This time with a Seahawk for transportation and 80 soldiers for logistics for the french troops. Fine, but I think its too low, we cant send more to there.

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Pink
2019-03-06 10:12
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Super wahabi power. In Europe, only Muslims are multiplying. Others have the birth rate of one child.

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2019-03-06 10:13
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How to with the birth of one child? Muslims have five children.

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Stern Daler
2019-03-06 13:10
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@Pink, 5? Only when we pay them welfare.

They have no good jobs, no education – only religion, much like the hasdik yids.

The Hasidim even look like Turks.
Do You know why?

“Most of the world’s modern Jewish population, as well as the Yiddish language, come from Turkey… ” https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/ashkenazi-jews-descended-ancient-turkey-new-research

Turks are good @ fighting each other.
Looking forward 4 IDF and TAF fight.

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2019-03-06 12:15
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The Turks are much more. There are Turks around the world. Turks are making new Turks. Europeans no longer have Evropean children.

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2019-03-06 13:12
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@Pink, we will use roboters for war soon. No need for excess Muslim children for Devşirme for our armies.

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2019-03-06 13:03
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, Germany would call it Zeppelin II, if she decided to raise funds for such expensive waste.

If we must raise GDP percentage for military like the US wants. Let’s raise it to 3% – which would make our spending equal to Russia’s. And then we can dispense with the NATO in favor of joined EU defense forces.