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Paris Terror Attacks: France conducts second night of airstrikes on Islamic State

Patrick Vignal

Published 17/11/2015 | 06:30

This image made from video released by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French army jets taking off from a site in Jordan to strike at Islamic State group targets
This image made from video released by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French army jets taking off from a site in Jordan to strike at Islamic State group targets

France has launched new air strikes on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, days after deadly attacks in Paris linked to the group.

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The strikes early on Tuesday destroyed a command post and training camp, military spokesman Colonel Gilles Jaron said.

France carried out sweeping raids on Raqqa on Sunday night and French President Francois Hollande is calling for strengthened international action against IS after the co-ordinated attacks around Paris on Friday night which killed at least 129 people.

Reuters

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