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France launches air strikes in Syria

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 01:13

French fighter jets launch their biggest raids in Syria to date targeting the Islamic State strongholds of Raqqa, two days after the group claimed coordinated attacks that killed and wounded scores of people. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Two days after Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the deadly Paris attacks... France sends in its response. French warplanes pounded Islamic State position in Syria, targeting their stronghold, Raqqa -- their biggest raids against the militants to date. It comes as police in Europe widen their investigations into Friday's coordinated attacks that left more than 130 people dead and hundreds more injured. French police have launched an international hunt for a Belgian-born man they believe helped organize the assaults with two of his brothers. One of the brothers died in the attacks... the other one was arrested in neighboring Belgium. Police say two of the suicide attackers who were French have been identified but the identity of four of the assailants who also died is still under review. Parisians are clearly on edge. An apparent false alarm sent hundreds of people fleeing from a makeshift memorial at one of that attack sites. Vigils for the victims continue across the globe, but here at home the city of lights is still reeling from the worst atrocity in France since World War Two.

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France launches air strikes in Syria

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 01:13