The attacks in Paris are “an act of war,” said Francois Hollande. The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle prepares to sail for the Persian Gulf.
Francois Hollande announced the deployment of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to intensify the fight against Daech without specifying the place of his deployment. Some days later, the spokesman of the government Stéphane Le Foll announced that the Aircraft Carrier would join the Persian Gulf region in mid-December.
The President therefore announced on Monday, before parliamentary meeting in Versailles, the destination changing. With 26 fighter planes on board – 18 eight Rafale and Super Etendard – it will greatly increase French strike capability in the region while reducing the flight time over tasks performed today from the Gulf. “This will triple our capacity for action,” actually explained Francois Hollande in Versailles, adding that France would “intensify its operations in Syria.”