For more than two years, operators from the French Special Operations Command (C.O.S – Commandement des Opérations Spéciales) have been deployed in the Iraq where they conduct, in all discretion, operations against the Islamic State. In northern Iraq, they played a major role with Kurdish fighters in the battles of Mosul and Kirkuk.

An interesting collection of photos of French special forces fighting in Iraq. The photos below show the French subsidiary acting in conjunction with Iraqi army and Peshmerga in the Kirkuk area and to the North of Mosul. The photos are reportedly dated from December 2016.