A pilot walks to his Rafale fighter jet prior to a mission in the Gulf aboard France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.
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Behind the scenes of an air strike, aboard a French carrier

The commander of France's air campaign against so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has told the BBC he thinks the group is on the defensive and "no longer able to win battles".

The French government intensified its strikes against IS after the Paris attacks in November, which killed 130 people.

Jonathan Beale reports from the French aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, in the Gulf.

  • 07 Feb 2016
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