France Launches Airstrikes on ISIS-Held City in Syria

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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