Baku. 17 November. REPORT.AZ/ French fighter jets launched their biggest raids in Syria to date targeting the Islamic State's stronghold in Raqqa just two days after the group claimed coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 129 people, Report informs referring TASS, the defence ministry said.
"The raid including 10 fighter jets, was launched simultaneously from the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Twenty bombs were dropped," the statement said, adding that the mission had taken place this evening.
The operation, carried out in coordination with US forces, struck a command centre, recruitment centre for jihadists, a munitions depot and a training camp for fighters,
The air strikes were launched on the opening day of the G20 Summit in Turkey where world leaders in a draft statement raised the alarm over an escalating international movement of "foreign terrorist fighters".