France drops 20 bombs on ISIS training camp in revenge for Paris shootings


France retaliated to the Paris terror attack by launching deadly airstrikes on an Islamic State jihadi training camp in Syria tonight.

Yesterday president Francois Hollande vowed to crush the extremist group who massacred 129 people on Friday night.

Less than 24 hours later, some 10 fighter jets pummeled the ISIS-held city of Raqqa with at least 20 bombs, according to the French defence ministry.

The warplanes are seen launching from an airbase in the United Arab Emirates in the above video.

They struck an Islamic State command and control centre, a jihadi recruitment centre, a munitions depot and a training camp, France government sources claim.

Google EarthAerial view of Raqqa in Syria
Bombing target: Aerial view of ISIS-controlled Raqqa in Syria
Map of Raqqa, Syria

Target: ISIS stronghold Raqqa is based in northern Syria

The full statement read: “The raid… including 10 fighter jets, was launched simultaneously from the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Twenty bombs were dropped.”

Syrian activists today claimed a museum, a stadium and a medical centre were hit by air strikes.

They also said as of yet, there are no reports of any civilians being killed or injured.

French President Francois Hollande learns from his bodyguard terrorist attack in Paris
Under attack: French President Francois Hollande is told of the terror during the match

President Hollande was told his country is under attack while watching France take on Germany in a friendly at the Stade de France.

Mr Hollande was immediately escorted upstairs to the stadium control room where he was briefed to the full extent of the situation before being scrambled away to a secure location.

Yesterday, he condemned the Paris attacks as a ‘cowardly act of war carried out by ISIS barbarians’.

Addressing the nation just hours after 129 people were killed, he said they had been organised and planned from abroad.

Three days of national mourning will take place, President Hollande confirmed.

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:: Police stormed the Bataclan concert hall where hostages were being held, but attackers wearing suicide belts blew themselves up, leaving 80 people feared dead. A witness said one of the gunmen shouted “Allahu Akbar” and said “This is for Syria” – a possible reference to France’s participation in air strikes against Islamic State

:: Two suicide attacks and a bombing took place at the Stade de France stadium, where Mr Hollande was among thousands of football fans watching the national side play a friendly against Germany

:: Gunmen targeted bars and restaurants in the 10th and 11th arrondissements of central Paris

:: As many as 18 people died when the terrace of La Belle Equipe was sprayed with gunfire, while around 14 people were killed at Le Carillon bar-cafe. There were also shootings at the nearby Cambodian restaurant Le Petit Cambodge and the La Casa Nostra pizzeria.

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