28 Sep '15, 4am

France carries out first air strikes on IS in Syria: United Nations: France carried out its first air strikes

France carries out first air strikes on IS in Syria: United Nations: France carried out its first air strikes

France used Rafale fighter jets to carry out its the strikes against ISIS United Nations: France carried out its first air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria on Sunday, launching a military operation as Russia and Western powers sought the upper hand in shaping the future of the war-torn country. President Francois Hollande said six French warplanes hit an IS training camp near the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, and that more air strikes could follow in the coming weeks. The action came on the eve of the UN General Assembly in New York where Syria is in the spotlight after four years of a brutal war that has killed more than 240,000 people and sent hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing to Europe. After sending troops and fighter planes to Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to push for stepped-up military action against IS jihadists in a joint eff...

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