France launches ‘massive’ air strikes on Islamic State

November 17, 2015 1:24 AM

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France launched “massive” air strikes on the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned.

A dozen aircraft, including 10 fighter jets, dropped a total of 20 bombs in the biggest air strikes since France extended its bombing campaign against the extremist group to Syria in September, a defence ministry statement said. The jets launched from sites in Jordan and the Persian Gulf.

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