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France Intensifies Bombing Campaigns in Syria in Wake of Paris Attacks

France conducted major airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria today.

These new efforts, which come just two days after a series of ISIS led attacks in Paris killed 129, mark a significant intensification of French military efforts in the region.

According to French media, the assault has focused on Raqqa, a city in northern Syria and the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State.

“The first target destroyed was used by Daesh [ISIS] as a command post, jihadist recruitment centre and arms and munitions depot. The second held a terrorist training camp,” a statement from the French Ministry of Defense said.

No civilian casualties have been reported.

This new force follows a speech on Friday night, in which French President Francois Hollande said that his country’s response would be “without mercy.”

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