A French flag flies above French naval technicians working on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle at a military port in the southern French city of Toulon. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP.
The Charles de Gaulle did a two-month stint in the Gulf from February, from where strikes against Isis in Iraq were carried out, before returning to its base in the French port of Toulon.
France launched air strikes against the jihadists in Syria in October, after a year of bombing Isis in Iraq, saying it was acting in self defence.
Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP.
A monitoring group said on Wednesday that French-Russian airstrikes had killed at least 33 jihadists from Isis in Raqqa, Syria.
Since beginning operations in Iraq, French fighter jets have carried out more than 1,200 aerial missions the destruction of at least 450 targets.