France Launches again air raids in IS

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Paris: French warplanes carried out fresh raids overnight against the Islamic State stronghold of Raqa in northern Syria, destroying a command centre and training centre, the defence ministry said on Tuesday.

“For the second time in 24 hours the French military conducted an air raid against Daesh in Raqa in Syria,” it said in a statement.
President Francois Hollande has vowed to hit back at IS “without mercy” after Friday’s attacks in Paris, the bloodiest on its territory.

Ten Rafale and Mirage 2000 fighters carried out the raid at 0030 GMT, dropping 16 bombs, the defence ministry said.”Both targets were hit and destroyed simultaneously,” it said.

France is set to further intensify its operations against the jihadists in Syria through the information acquired and upcoming deployment of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, which will triple its capacity to strike.

In other hand The Eiffel Tower was lit up in the colours of the French flag on Monday in tribute to the victims.

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