France identifies second national in IS execution video

Members of the Islamic State jihadist group, among them a jihadist believed to be French citizen Maxime Hauchard (R), also known as Abu Abdallah al-Faransi, are shown in this video still released November 16, 2014 by Al-Furqan MediaFrance on Wednesday identified a second national who appeared unmasked in a grisly Islamic State execution video and announced it was sending more jets to the region to step up air strikes. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced that six Mirage fighter jets would be sent to Jordan in December to boost air forces in their campaign against the jihadists. He said French aircraft in Iraq had pummelled trenches used by IS fighters around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday night. Currently France is using nine Rafale jets based in the more distant United Arab Emirates as part of a US-led international campaign to provide air support to Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting the group.

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