IS-held Raqa, Mosul 'must fall' in 2016: French defence chief

 12 Apr 2016 - 0:00

IS-held Raqa, Mosul 'must fall' in 2016: French defence chief
A handout picture released by Iraqi Ministry of Defense shows Iraqi Defence Minister Khalid al-Obaidi (L) and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian (2-L) during a welcoming ceremony at the headquarter of Iraqi defence ministry in Baghdad, Iraq, 11 April 2016. The French Defence Minister arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit for talks with senior Iraqi officials on the war against the Islamic State (IS). EPA/IRAQI MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

 

Baghdad: The Islamic State group strongholds Raqa and Mosul "must fall" this year, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during a speech in Baghdad on Monday.

"Raqa and Mosul must fall in 2016," Le Drian said.

AFP