French jets strike IS oil sites in Syria: minister

French army Rafale and Mirage 2000 aircraft bomb Islamic State sites in Raqa, Syria, on November 23, 2015French warplanes bombed Islamic State group oil installations close to its Syrian stronghold of Raqa on Friday, as France’s defence minister visited the Jordanian air base where the jets took off. “I have been informed of the operations which took place overnight against oil sites. The first French strikes of 2016 were carried out by two Mirage 2000s around 2:00 am (0000 GMT), according to a military source on the base.

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