HMS Defender to support French carrier
Ship will provide air cover for French aircraft carrier.
Britain’s HMS Defender to support French carrier against Islamic State
By Ryan Maass
Defender, one of the Royal Navy’s six Type 45 destroyers, will be tasked with providing air defense cover for the French carrier as it attacks the Islamic State, Sunni radical militants also identified as Daesh and by the acronyms ISIS and ISIL. The offensive is part of a European response to the deadly November 13 attacks in Paris, which killed 129 people and wounded hundreds of others. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, promising others.
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