France Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS Stronghold In Raqqa, Syria

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France has carried out a massive airstrike on an ISIS stronghold in Raqqa, Northern Syria

The French defence ministry announced that fighter jets dropped 20 bombs and struck dozen’s of targets including a command and control center, training camp and munitions warehouse.

Ten French fighter jets took part in the country’s biggest air raid in Syria.


Sky News reports:

The aerial raid was launched from air bases in United Arab Emirates and Jordan, and involved 10 of France’s 12 fighter bombers based there.

It follows Friday’s terror attacks which left 132 people dead in the French capital.

IS fighters said they carried out the gun and bomb massacre on busy bars, restaurants and a music venue.

Sky’s Sam Kiley, in northern Iraq, said the French airstrikes should not be seen as a ‘wanton act of revenge, but France saying we want to do all the strikes’.

He said they were not carpet-bombing raids, but precision-guided operations that had been well planned in advance.

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