ISIL’s strongholds in Raqqa and Mosul “must fall” this year, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during a speech in Baghdad on Monday.

Le Drian’s provided a very specific timetable for the liberation of these imperative cities’ by the US-led coalition and Iraqi Armed Forces; this would build the framework for the future assault.

“Raqqa and Mosul must fall in 2016,” Le Drian said, calling for making it “the year of a major turning point in our struggle against the so-called ISIL.”

ISIL claimed attacks in Paris that killed 130 people in November last year, and there is concern that the terrorists will strike the country again.

 

 

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News Precise
News Precise
2016-04-12 03:00

Nice I love sports

Ацика Андрејевић
Ацика Андрејевић
2016-04-12 07:18

They will not fall for long time. Unless France and Europe unite with Russia!

bagyinka
bagyinka
2016-04-12 10:29

France and Europe? Isn’t France part of Europe? May be you are onto something … Germany, France, England and Brussels not being part of Europe.
They will not fall for long time. Unless the Brussels-Europe-Turk-US empire stops supporting them.

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-04-12 12:13

Many french would prefer to be allied with Russia than with NATO… US have many time fucked up national or european interests, you know…

Dominoes
Dominoes
2016-04-12 10:54

Stop supporting the terrorist and they will fall! First they deliver them 3000 tons of weapons and they they cry how they must be destroyed. The hypocrisy of the west really is astounding.

El Cid
El Cid
2016-04-12 10:30

French foreign policy is a shambles. Libyan’s will long thank the farcical French for destroying their country.

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-04-12 12:11
Reply to  El Cid

Sarkozy = US puppet… He fucked french economy too… But sorry, from the practical POV, he didn’t destroyed Libya : just Gaddafi’s army… Rafales are f*****g efficient : it’s the last airplanr I’d want on my trail wanting to shoot me, even if I was in a F-22 Raptor…