AFP released photos of the French artillery group consisting of two 155-mm howitzers involved in the ongoing US-led operation against ISIS in Syria. According to the report, the French artillery force is deployed near the Iraqi border town of al-Qaim.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) supported by the US-led coalition are currently finishing their operation against ISIS in the Euphrates Valley. Recently, the SDF seized the area of Sheikh Hamad and most of the al-Khanafirah area in the ISIS-held pocket. Therefore, the terrorist group controls only a small group of buildings near the bank of the Euphrates.
Near Al-Qaim, a few kilometres away from the last scrap of territory held by IS in eastern Syria, French troops deploy a 155-mm howitzer (AFP Photo/Daphné BENOIT)
French General Jean-Marc Vigilant (L) and France’s Defence Minister Florence Parly (2nd L) talk to French soldiers engaged in “Operation Chammal”, the military operation against the Islamic State group (AFP Photo/Daphné BENOIT)
A French soldier stands guard near Al-Qaim, a few kilometres away from the last scrap of territory held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, in “Operation Chammal” as part of the international coalition against IS (AFP Photo/Daphné BENOIT)
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