(NBC News) France has carried out airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq, becoming the first U.S. coalition ally to take a hands-on role in the fight against the militant army.
Two jets took off from a French base near Dubai Friday, refueled in midair and bombed ISIS ammo and fuel depots in northern Iraq.
Despite Secretary of State Kerry’s efforts to get more nations to do more, two major U.S. allies in the region have so far refused to conduct airstrikes or send in troops. Both Turkey and Saudi Arabia are sitting out, for now.
Meanwhile, U.S. airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria, already approved by President Obama, could come at anytime.
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