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French Air Force Conducts Airstrikes on ISIL Training Camp in Syria

Sputnik News

10:42 09.10.2015(updated 11:01 09.10.2015)

The French Air Force carried out airstrikes on a training camp of the Islamic State (ISIL) jihadist group on Friday night, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – 'Two Rafale [aircraft] bombed an [ISIL] training camp. The targets have been hit,' Le Drian told local Europa 1 radio station.

The minister stated that, 'it is not the first time, it is not the last time,' French aircraft have bombed the terrorists in Syria.

Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011. The country's government forces are fighting a number of opposition groups, as well as radical Islamist militant organizations, including the Nusra Front and ISIL.

In late September, France conducted its first airstrikes in Syria as part of a US-led international coalition that has been targeting ISIL position in Syria, as well as in Iraq, since 2014.


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