French jets mount major attack on Islamic State fiefdom in Syria

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A fleet of ten French Rafale aircraft on Sunday dropped 20 bombs on sites in the IS-held town of Raqqa in northern Syria, its principal base.

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French fighter jets struck key targets of the Islamic State group (IS) late Sunday night, in a fierce bombing raid on the Syrian city of Raqqa, making good on President François Hollande’s promise for a gloves-off retaliation against the terror group, in response to the devastating terror attacks in Paris, which the French leader had called “an act of war”, reports Time.