France hits key Daesh targets in stronghold Raqqa

Published 16.11.2015 00:31
Updated 16.11.2015 00:35
A French Rafale fighter jet (Reuters Photo)
A French Rafale fighter jet (Reuters Photo)

French warplanes hit the Daesh stronghold of Raqqa in Northern Syria on Sunday, just two days after a wave of deadly attacks killed 132 people in Paris, authorities said.

French Defense Ministry said that 10 warplanes attacked the Daesh positions in Raqqa with 20 bombs. The ministry also added that Daesh command center, training camps and ammunitions depots were among the targets.

President François Hollande said Friday's attacks were carried out by members of the Daesh terrorist organization, which later claimed responsibility.

France is taking part in the U.S. led international coalition airstrikes pounding Daesh targets in Syria since September 2015.

Last week France had attacked oil depots controlled by the terrorist group.

France did not participate in the coalition's anti-Daesh attacks in Syria from September 2014 to September 2015, arguing that they would strengthen the Assad regime.

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