Sunday, November 15, 2015

France Launches Airstrikes in Syria


Francois Hollande puts France under a state of emergencyFrance retaliated to the Paris terror attack by launching deadly airstrikes on an Islamic State jihadi training camp in Syria tonight.
Earlier today French president Francois Hollande vowed to crush IS extremists.
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 jets hit command and control center, jihadi recruitment center, munitions depot and a training camp.
President Hollande learned of the attacks while watching his country take on Germany in a friendly at the Stade de France. His bodyguard is seen whispering into Francois Hollande's ear 15 minutes into watching France take on Germany
Mr Hollande was immediately escorted upstairs to a secure area 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.
  In a televised address to the nation, Mr Hollande said the attacks were "committed by a terrorist army, the Islamic State group, a jihadist army, against France, against the values that we defend everywhere in the world, against what we are: a free country that means something to the whole planet".
He added that France "will be merciless toward the barbarians of Islamic State group", and "will act by all means anywhere, inside or outside the country".
Source: Mirror

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