French launch series of ‘massive’ air strikes on Isis targets in Raqqa including jihadi recruitment centre and training camp
- French jets carried out ‘massive’ bombing in ISIS held city of Raqqa, Syria, in revenge for terror attack in Paris
- Ten fighter jets dropped twenty bombs destroying ISIS command centre and jihadi training camp in Syria
- French jets took off from air bases in Jordan and the United Arab Emirates and targeted key ISIS sites in Raqqa
- Heavy bombing raid comes just two days after horrific attacks in Paris which left as many as 128 people dead
French fighter jets have carried out a series of ‘massive’ air strikes on Raqqa, destroying a key ISIS command centre and a training camp in Syria.
The heavy bombing raid comes just two days after the militant group claimed coordinated attacks in Paris that killed 128 people, the defence ministry said.
‘The raid … including 10 fighter jets, was launched simultaneously from the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Twenty bombs were dropped,’ the statement said.
The operation, carried out in coordination with U.S. forces, struck a command centre, recruitment centre for jihadists, a munitions depot and a training camp for fighters, it said. Activists inside Syria have suggested that no civilian casualties have been sustained in the Raqqa bombings.
Water supplies and electricity have reportedly been cut as a result of the air strikes, with activists claiming there has been ‘panic’ inside the city.
The revenge airstrikes in Syria comes as French police broadcast the name and image of Salah Abdeslam, a 26-year-old born in Brussels, across Europe, warning that he is very dangerous. ‘Do not intervene yourself,’ his warrant says.
Salah Abdeslam is wanted in connection with the deadly Paris attacks on Friday, in which it is believed he played a key part in planning the operations.
His brother, Ibrahim, was one of the seven suicide bombers in the devastating terror attacks. Salah is thought to be on the run and was briefly stopped by French police near the Belgian border.
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