French aircraft carried out a second wave of strikes overnight against Islamic State targets in Syria.

The strike aircraft were launched from the French nuclear aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, a medium sized aircraft carrier and France’s only carrier.

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said today:

“Two Rafale jets dropped bombs on an IS training camp. The objectives were accomplished.”

Introduced in 2001, the Rafale is being produced for both the French Air Force and for carrier-based operations in the French Navy. The Rafale has been marketed for export to several countries and has been used in combat over Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, Iraq and Syria.

Further air strikes are to follow.

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