France confirms launching first air strikes on Islamic State

In a statement issued on Sunday, the French Government confirmed launching its first air strikes on specified Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria’s Palmyra region.

According to the statement issued from the office of French President Fran├žois Hollande in Paris, the aerial strikes were ordered to counter the IS. It was further stated that the strikes hit targets identified during reconnaissance missions conducted over the past fortnight.

The operation to “fight the terrorist threat” of IS was coordinated with regional partners, the brief statement said.


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