France’s first air strike on the Islamic State group in Syria killed at least 30 jihadists.
“The French air strike (on Sunday) on an IS training camp in eastern Syria killed at least 30 IS fighters including 12 from the ‘Cubs of the Caliphate,'” Activists on the ground told AFP.
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Foreign IS fighters were also among the dead. The strike had wounded around 20 people.
The raid took place in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor, near the Abu Kamal border crossing used by IS to link the Syrian and Iraqi parts of its so-called “caliphate”.
President Francois Hollande said on Sunday that six French warplanes hit an IS training camp near Deir Ezzor city, and that more strikes could follow in the coming weeks.
“We struck militarily an extremely sensitive site for (IS),” said French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, describing it as a “strategic hub” for militants travelling between Iraq and Syria.
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It was France’s first air strike in Syria as part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the extremist group there and in Iraq.
France was already bombing IS targets in Iraq and had carried out 215 of the nearly 4,500 air strikes there.
AFP contributed to this article.