France drops 20 bombs on Islamic State in Syria after attacks in Paris
FRENCH fighter jets have dropped 20 bombs on Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa just two days after the group claimed responsibility for attacks in Paris that killed 129 people.
A French defence official told AP that “massive” air strikes had destroyed two jihadi sites in Raqqa, Syria.
The operation, carried out in co-ordination with US forces, struck a command centre, recruitment centre for jihadists, a munitions depot and a training camp for fighters, a French defence statement said on Sunday.
“The raid … including 10 fighter jets, was launched simultaneously from the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Twenty bombs were dropped,” the statement said.
The French Ministry of Defence released video of the fighter jets taking off.