Revenge From Above: France Pounds ISIS Capital

November 16, 2015 3:18 AM

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The French defense ministry announced Sunday that its air force is attacking the capital of ISIS in Raqqa, Syria. Twenty sites were struck, France says, including a command post and training camp. The attack comes hours after it was reported that the Paris terrorists communicated with ISIS command in Syria and that the men were trained, not merely inspired, by ISIS. The news was first reported on the Twitter feed of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a local activist group.

French forces have hit Raqqa before: on Oct. 8, in an effort to forestall the very kinds of attacks that unfolded in Paris last weekend. But those airstrikes were nowhere near as extensive. And they were one of a handful of French air attacks on Syria. Sunday's assault on Raqqa could be a preview of...

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