France has sent a fleet of fighter jets to Syria in order to target ISIS encampments, bombing important sites in Raqqa. Officials are calling this a “major bombardment.” Read on to find out more about this dire situation.
After the brutal bloodshed in Paris on November 13 due to eight ISIS militants, France has taken drastic measures to retaliate and find the source of the terrorists’ regime. The French fighter jets launched bombs in Raqqa, Syria, on November 15 — the site that ISIS has called the capital of its so-called “caliphate.” This initiative comes just two days after the agonizing massacre of 132 people in Paris, an event that led to President Francois Hollande calling an immediate State of Emergency.
The sites that France is targeting include an ISIS command center, a recruitment center, an ammunition storage base and a training camp for ISIS militants, according to Mickael Soria, the press adviser for France’s defense minister. France’s airstrike initiative comes just two days after ISIS claimed responsibility for the horrific attacks on Paris, in which 132 people were brutally murdered by shootings and suicide bombers in six locations throughout the city.
The sites included the Bataclan concert hall, where 100 were held hostage, and 82 killed, the Stade de France, where a Germany-France football (soccer) game was being held, as well as a smattering of restaurants where unsuspecting patrons dined.French President Hollande called ISIS’ moves an “an act of war,” and it seems that France is treating it that way with this initial airstrike. The nation sent 12 armed fighter jets that dropped twenty bombs; all targeted sites were completely destroyed.
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