French fighter jets hit IS targets in Syria

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French fighter jets have launched massive airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa, reportedly destroying a command post and a training camp.

A French military statement said 10 fighter jets were used to drop 20 bombs on IS targets. It is France’s biggest strike to date targeting IS in Syria, and comes after the terrorist group claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people Friday night.

The planes took off from Jordan and the United Arab Emirates Sunday evening and were operating in conjunction with U.S. forces

French President Francois Hollande has called Friday’s gun and suicide attacks an “act of war.”

Source: VOANews.com

(Photo: USAF)

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