French warplanes pound IS stronghold in Syria after Paris attacks

Updated: Nov 16, 2015, 10:35 IST | IANS

French military jets on Sunday bombarded a stronghold of the Islamic State terrorist group in Raqqa, Syria, French Defence ministry said

Paris: French military jets on Sunday bombarded a stronghold of the Islamic State terrorist group in Raqqa, Syria, French Defence ministry said.

Also read: Paris attacks sees 127 dead, one terrorist identified as French national

The first objective destroyed included a command post, recruitment centre and arsenal of arms and ammunition, the ministry said in a statement, Xinhua reported. The second objective was a training camp, the ministry added.

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Two French army Mirage 2000 fighter jets. Pic: AFP

According to the ministry, about 20 bombs were dropped. The bombardment came 48 hours after attacks claimed by IS killed 129 people in suicide bombings and shootings in Paris.

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