Hollande Discusses Mosul Offensive With Kurdish Officials

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 201711 views
Published: January 13, 2017

French President Francois Hollande was welcomed to Erbil on January 2 by Kurdish President Masoud Barzani, as part of the former’s visit to Iraq.

According to the French presidency and <a href="http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/020120171" target="_blank">Rudaw</a>, Hollande surveyed the progress made in the offensive against Islamic State in Mosul and observed the front line of the peshmerga’s offensive, near Bashiqa.

Earlier, Hollande was in Baghdad, where he met Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and emphasized France’s commitment to fighting Islamic State.

The visit was marred by a series of deadly explosions in the Iraqi capital.

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