France launches first air-strike against IS in Syria

    France launches first air-strike against IS in Syria

    Sept.27, Paris: France said that it has launched its first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria on Sunday.

    The office of the president said that French planes struck targets identified during reconnaissance missions conducted over the past fortnight.

    France co-ordinated with regional partners for the operation, said in a brief statement that French jets have previously carried out air strikes against IS targets in neighbouring Iraq.

    President Francois Hollande said, "Our country thus confirms its resolute commitment to fight against the terrorist threat represented by Daesh." He also said in the statement that, "We will strike each time that our national security is at stake."

    Earlier this month, President Hollande announced that he was preparing to send jets to Syria.

    The Oslo Times


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