[Photos] French President visits Peshmerga front lines near Mosul

French President Francois Hollande along with Masoud Barzani and other Kurdish officials visited the front lines of the Peshmerga forces on the outskirts of Mosul, outside the Kurdish city of Erbil, on Monday (January 2).

Hollande arrived in the Kurdistan Region through Erbil International Airport on Monday to meet Kurdish senior officials. Following a meeting with Barzani, both sides held a press conference in Erbil.

Hollande said he wishes success for Peshmerga forces, saying defeat of ISIS would be “impossible” without the Peshmerga.

Photos: Reuters/ Christophe Ena