This photo released on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows a French army Mirage 2000 jet on the tarmac of an undisclosed air base as part of France's Operation Chammal launched in September 2015 in support of the US-led coalition against Islamic State group. France’s defense ministry says that a French airstrike has targeted an oil center controlled by Islamic State’s militants in Syria as part of a strategy to cut off the group’s funding resources. The two-hour operation conducted on Sunday near Deir ez-Zor, in the East of Syria, involved two fighter jets based in Jordan, the ministry detailed in a written statement. (French Air Force/ECPAD via AP) THIS IMAGE MAY ONLY BE USED FOR 30 DAYS FROM TIME TRANSMISSION. (The Associated Press)
PARIS – France's defense ministry says a French airstrike has targeted an oil distribution center in Syria controlled by the Islamic State's militants as part of a strategy to cut the group's funding resources.