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    This photo released on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French army Rafale fighter jets on the tarmac of an undisclosed air base as part of France's Operation Chammal launched in September 2015 in support of the US-led coalition against Islamic State group

    French Air Force Conducts Airstrikes on ISIL Training Camp in Syria

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    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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