France strikes back, bombs ISIS ‘capitol’

France launched an airstrike Sunday against the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa following Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris, the country’s defense ministry said.

Reports indicate that French jets dropped 20 bombs on a ISIS recruitment camp outside the Syrian city. The strike was reportedly a joint effort with the U.S. launched from Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

According to the Associated Press:

A French defense official says the country has launched a “massive” series of airstrikes on the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump.
The ministry spokesman said Sunday that the strikes on Raqqa involved 12 aircraft, including 10 fighter jets, and 20 bombs were dropped.

Various reports indicated that Russia also struck Raqqa Sunday night following calls for international cooperation against ISIS during the G20 summit in Turkey.


Staff and wire reports

 

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