French jets launched their biggest raid in Syria to date, targeting the Islamic State’s stronghold in Raqqa just days after the group claimed coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people.

The French Air Force raid was its largest airstrike of the bombing campaign sending 12 planes, including 10 fighters, that dropped 20 bombs in training camps and ammunition facilities in Raqqa, the de-facto capital of Islamic State.

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius said France had the “legitimacy” to take action against IS after the terror attacks in Paris.

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Jun Nacario Baguio
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i think, combat troops needed in this effort against isis

Ian Grosvenor
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well done French Airforce !!

Richard Day
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I am not too sure that this is not exactly what the terrorists wanted and will send more tens of thousands of people fleeing.

Derek Cooper
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This is what happens when war is declared. There are no boundaries and no more Mr nice guy. And where are the Russian, American , and the awfully polite British Air forces.? In respect of thousands more leaving the country they better think again. Fight back for your country the running is at an end.

Mike Wickham
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They are there too, did you not hear about jihad John being obliterated?

Derek Cooper
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Yes but the media make it appear it’s only French. Typical news preference.

Simon Taylor
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The targets had already been identified and we’re going to be hit anyway.
France have been bombing ISIS in Iraq for 15 months and Syria for 12 months, they’ve carried out about 200 air strikes to date.
The Coalition air forces have carried out over 16,000 air strikes, over 60% of them by the US. The RAF, RAAF, RCAF, RNLAF, RJAF and TAF have all carried out numerous air strikes over Iraq and/or Syria.
Other countries in the coalition include:
Bahrain
Belguim
Germany
Italy
Morocco
Portugal
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Saudi Arabia
Spain
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United Arab Emirates

Sharon Priest
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Well done sort the evil scum out

geoffrey roach
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geoffrey roach

Vive la France!!!

Max Reyes Jr.
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What happen to DGSE?

Yong Min Yue
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When will it ever end?

Ganesh Acharekar
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War divided world in two parts to survive.