The French aircraft struck Tuesday for the third consecutive day the stronghold of the Islamic State Group to Raqqa in northern Syria, said the Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
Paris maintains pressure. The French aircraft hit on Tuesday for the third consecutive day the stronghold of Daesh (Islamic State) in Raqqa in northern Syria, said the Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. “Right now, ten hunters of the French Air Force are knocking on Raqqa,” he has said on the TF1 television channel, four days after the terrorist attacks in Paris were claimed by Islamic State.
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The ten Rafale and Mirage 2000 engaged “successively bombed two command centers” of EI, said shortly after the Ministry of Defence in a statement. “The first strikes were triggered from 7:30 p.m. (French time),” aircraft which have joined the area since the United Arab Emirates for the Rafale and Mirage Jordan for 2000. “In 48 hours, three French air raids and helped to destroy six major objectives controlled Daesh, the Ministry said. “France has characterized an enemy is Daesh, we must fight it with determination, with all the means, both inside and outside (..) until it is destroyed” , insisted Le Drian.
The Charles de Gaulle in position Wednesday
In the wake of the worst terrorist attacks ever committed in France, President François Hollande warned that France’s response would be “ruthless” and announced an intensification of Daesh strikes against Syria. She has sent the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the eastern Mediterranean, which will triple its capacity to strike in the region, with 26 fighters on board. They will add to the 12 Mirage 2000 and Rafale stationed in Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.
The Aircraft Carrier will sail on Wednesday to “continue the strikes on a number of special sites, especially around Raqqa and Deir Ezzor, which are the main sites of training of foreign fighters,” said Le Drian. “This is where we must reach to strike Daesh forces,” he said, citing also among the favourite targets of command centres and oil filling stations that allow the organization to fund .