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French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle launches first strikes against ISIS

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The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle has launched operations against the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq. Carrying 12 Rafale and nine Super Etendard fighters, the carrier will spend eight weeks in the Gulf working alongside the USS Carl Vinson, significantly increasing France’s regional air capabilities.

Ready: France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier (pictured) has started military operations against the IslamicState in Iraq, a French army source said today

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Below, flight ops aboard the de Gaulle – courtesy of Forces Francaises:






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Canada has made eliminating propaganda that supports ISIS, and other terrorist groups, a priority in newly proposed anti-terror legislation.

Bill C-51 would make it an offence to promote or advocate « the commission of terrorism offences, » and paves the way for the RCMP to seek a judicial order to remove such propaganda — which often aims to recruit foreign fighters or supporters — from the Internet.

The problem is, ISIS and extremist organizations are quite adept at getting around online obstacles to get their messages out, and move faster to find new avenues to spread their ideals than authorities can keep up with.

« By the time they actually go through this legislation, even if it takes a few days, it’s still not fast enough to keep up with the propaganda that’s being put out there, » said Muhammed Robert Heft, a de-radicalization counsellor based in the Toronto area.


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MURSITPINAR, Turkey – Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, just hours after they arrived in a town that’s become a focal point in the battle against the extremists.

The force brought in badly needed heavy weapons including artillery, heavy machine-guns and anti-tank missiles, material that could tip the balance of power in favour of the embattled Kurds fighting there.

The deployment came as Syria’s al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front scored a major victory against a moderate rebel faction, capturing their headquarters as well as the mountainous strategic region of Jabal al-Zawiya in the northwestern province of Idlib. Jabal al-Zawiya was one of the first areas to fall out of President Bashar Assad’s control after the uprising against his government began in March 2011.

READ MORE: Kurdish fighters arrive in Turkey en route to fight Islamic State militants

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More Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq; Vinson continues to attack (video)

Publié: 30 octobre 2014 dans ARMEMENT, Informations générales, Irak, MOYEN-ORIENT, Pentagone, Syrie, USA
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Watch above: Kurdish fighters are holding on to the Syrian border city of Kobani, but they say without more support from neighbouring Turkey it may not be for much longer. Aarti Pole reports.

Turkey’s president said eliminating ISIS shouldn’t be the endgame when it comes to international efforts to stop atrocities in Syria, and taking out the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must be a part of the plan.

« Syria has many Kobanis, » Tayyip Recep Erdogan said in a speech at Istanbul’s Marmara University on Monday, referring to the Kurdish-controlled Syrian border town that has been besieged by ISIS.

« What will happen to Aleppo, Latakia, Turkmen and other people after saving Kobani, » Erdogan asked. « The Assad regime should be the target for a real solution in Syria. »

Turkey has backed the U.S-led international coalition, formed to deal with the threat of ISIS, the militant group that refers to itself…

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