France responds with massive airstrike on Daesh stronghold in Syria

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An undated handout photograph issued by the French Ministry of Defense on 15 November 2015 shows a French fighter jet part of the Operation Chammal taking off from a base in the Gulf. The French Air Force on 15 November 2015 launched a massive campaign of airstrikes against the Islamic State in its stronghold of al-Raqqa in Syria, the French news agency AFP reports, citing the Defence Ministry.

In the meantime Iraq shared intelligence on threats of attacks on France, the United States and Iran, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Sunday


French fighter jets bombed a series of Daesh (the Arabic name for the Islamic State) sites in the headquarters of the terrorist organisation in Raqqa, Syria, on Sunday.

According to CNN, Daesh claims Raqqa as the capital of its so-called caliphate. Mickael Soria, press adviser for France's defense minister said that the targets in Sunday's airstrikes included a command center, a recruitment center, an ammunition storage base and a training camp for the terror group.

Twelve aircraft, includ...


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