BREAKING: French Jets Begin Major Airstrikes, Bombing Defacto ISIS Capital of Raqqa, French Defense Ministry SaysPosted: November 15, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, France, Global, Space & Aviation, Terrorism, War Room | Tags: ABC News, Air Campaign, Bombing, Council on Foreign Relations, EUROPE, French Defense Ministry, ISIS, media, Middle East, military, news, Paris Attacks, Paris Massacre, Raqqa, Twitter Leave a comment
France has launched a series of airstrikes on the ISIL-held Syrian city of Raqqa in the wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks.
The French Defence Ministry says 10 jets dropped 20 bombs on the terror group’s de-facto capital.
The attack included 12 warplanes.
“The first target destroyed was used by Daesh (another Arabic acronym for IS) as a command post, jihadist recruitment centre and arms and munitions depot,” a ministry statement said.
“The second held a terrorist training camp.”
The warplanes left for Syria from Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, the Ministry said….(read more)
mirror.co.uk. reports: France retaliated to the Paris terror attack by launching deadly airstrikes on an Islamic State jihadi training camp in Syria tonight.
Yesterday French president Francois Hollande vowed to crush the extremist group who massacred 129 people on Friday night.
Less than 24 hours later, some 10 fighter jets pummeled the ISIS-held city of Raqqa with at least 20 bombs, according to the French defence ministry.
President Hollande was told his country is under attack while watching France take on Germany in a friendly at the Stade de France.
His bodyguard is seen whispering into Francois Hollande’s ear 15 minutes into watching France take on Germany
Mr Hollande was immediately escorted upstairs to a secure area where he was briefed to the full extent of the situation before being scrambled away to a secure location.
Yesterday, he condemned the Paris attacks as a ‘cowardly act of war carried out by ISIS barbarians’.
Addressing the nation just hours after 129 people were killed, he said they had been organised and planned from abroad….(read more)