French warplanes attack ISIL in Raqqa



    French warplanes attack ISIL in Raqqa

    Nov 16, Paris: French warplanes hit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group's in Syria's Raqqa. A total of 12 warplanes, including 10 fighter bombers, dropped 20 bombs on the targets on Sunday night, the French defence ministry said. This was the first strike after Paris attacks which killed 129 people.

    In a statement of the ministry, French warplanes destroyed ISIL command post, jihadist recruitment centre and arms and munitions depot. The planes left from Jordan and the United Arab Emirates and the strikes were conducted in coordination with US forces, the ministry said.

    Writing about the attack, the anti-ISIL activist group Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered said that the air strikes hit a a stadium, a museum, clinics, a hospital, a chicken farm and a local government building. The attack had resulted in cutting off water and electricity with no civilian casualties.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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