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    A French fighter jet involved in anti-Daesh jihadist group missions in Syria performed an emergency landing at a Cyprus airport due to fuel tank damage, Cypriot media reported Sunday.

    ATHENS (Sputnik) – The Dassault Mirage flying over Nicosia requested an emergency landing from the Paphos International Airport in the island country's southwest, according to the Sigma broadcaster.

    Engineers are reported to be fixing the damage after a successful crash landing.

    The combat aircraft is expected back in France, although officials have not yet confirmed its itinerary.

    French lawmakers intensified an anti-Daesh combat mission, Operation Chammal, after the extremists killed 130 people in Paris on November 13, 2015.

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