French warplanes Wednesday carried out their first bombing run against extremists in Iraq since the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle was deployed to the Persian Gulf to boost the fight against the Islamic State group.
Reports say two of four Rafale fighters returned with half of their weaponry or no missiles at all, hours after having taken off with four guided missiles each.
No details were revealed about the targets of the bombing.
French warplanes have been part of the U.S.-led coalition carrying out raids against the Islamic State.The first Rafale fighter jet took off from the ship on Monday.
The aircraft carrier's involvement follows recent deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.