France, Russia launch more strikes against IS targets in Syria
Updated: 2015-11-18 08:11
A French fighter jet is seen on the runway at an undisclosed location, in this picture released by the ECPAD November 17, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]
PARIS - France launched more airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria overnight, pounding a command center and a recruitment center in their stronghold of Raqqa, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
Six Mirage 2000 and four Rafale fighter jets took off from Jordan and the United Arab Emirates on Monday night to carry out the attacks, said the ministry in a press release.
It was the second night that the command center and the recruitment center in Raqqa were attacked, it added.
The intensive strikes against the IS came after the terrorist group claimed responsibility for Friday's deadly attacks in Paris, which left at least 129 people dead and more than 300 others wounded.
A frame grab taken from a footage released by Russia's Defence Ministry, November 17, 2015, shows a Russian Tupolev Tu-160 long-range bomber flying over an unknown location in Syria. [Photo/Agencies]
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