France strikes back, 20 bombs dropped on Islamic State in Syria, Raqqa sent a message from Paris


France drops 20 bombs on Islamic State in Syria after attacks in Paris

The French air force on 15 November 2015 launched a massive campaign of air strikes against the Islamic State in its stronghold of al-Raqqa in Syria.

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.

Unconfirmed video has also emerged that appears to show the aftermath of the bombing showing buildings on fire and injured people, Sunrise is reporting.
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