France hits ISIL in Syria for second time

This time bombs targeted ISIL training camp, objectives were accomplished, says defense minister

France hits ISIL in Syria for second time

World Bulletin / News Desk

French warplanes carried out a second wave of strikes overnight on ISIL targets in Syria, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday.

"Two Rafale jets dropped bombs on an ISIL training camp. The objectives were accomplished," he told Europe 1 radio, adding that further air strikes would follow.

Le Drian said "80 to 90 percent" of Russian strikes in Syria were aimed at propping up President Bashar al-Assad, Moscow's long-term ally.

"The Russian military action in Syria over the past 10 days does not target ISIL, their main aim is (to ensure) the security of Bashar al-Assad," he said.

French President Francois Hollande said this week that failure to act in Syria risks stoking a "total war" in the Middle East.   

France carried out it first air strikes in Syria on September 27. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Ekim 2015, 10:11