France Launches Airstrikes on ISIS-Held City in Syria

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The French government has announced airstrikes on an ISIS stronghold in Syria, the French Defense Ministry told the Associated Press on Sunday.

ISIS claimed responsibility for Friday’s attacks on Paris in a video on Saturday, which left 129 dead and wounded 352. In the footage, ISIS claimed that the “attack is just the beginning of the storm.”

“Eight brothers targeted sites that were meticulously chosen in advance in the heart of the city… As long as you keep bombing you will not live in peace. You will even fear traveling to the market,” said a bearded man in the video.

The coordinated terror attacks on Friday targeted six locations throughout Paris. France’s strikes on Sunday targeted the ISIS-held Raqqa in Syria, according to the AP. The airstrike was carried out with the cooperation of U.S. forces.

The airstrike reportedly includes ten fighter jets dropping 20 bombs on an ISIS command and control center, a munitions depot, jihadi recruitment center and a training camp.

“The raid including 10 fighter jets, was launched simultaneously from the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Twenty bombs were dropped,” a ministry statement said.

French president Francois Hollande blamed ISIS for the attacks on Saturday, calling them an “act of war.”

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  1. Weiterlesen says:

    Der Häßlichkeits-Fetischismus steht naturgemäß Abhängigkeit zum gängigen Schönheitsideal, da sich Häßlichkeit dessen Umkehrung definiert.

  2. bob says:

    Pointless exercise. The only way this gets the point across is to be ruthless and care nothing about collateral damage. This needs to be a Dresden-like level of destruction and carnage using fuel air explosives that inflicts as many human casualties as possible. Which may be tough as this enemy is not human.

    • Sal U. Lloyd says:

      I’m glad you you don’t wear stars on your shoulder. You’d be a war criminal.

    • Keith Kravitz says:

      Exactly! I will go even one further – what is needed to scare the pants off these characters is a response so beyond what they expect that it forces them to rethink – I am talking about dropping a few nuclear bombs on their capital city resulting in the vaporization of thousands of ISIS members and their supporters within seconds. The shock and awe of such an event will stop ISIS in their tracks.

  3. Skip Cercelletta says:

    if they knew where this location was, which the must have , why did they not bomb them earlier?

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