(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) France on Tuesday carried out more strikes against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), hitting targets at the latter's headquarters in Al-Raqqa, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told French Television.
During a primetime interview on "TF1" national channel, Le Drian said that "ten French fighters are hitting (Al) Raqqa at this moment." On Monday, France carried out 128 raids against ISIL targets in the same area and the previous day, 10 fighter-bombers went into action at Al-Raqqa and targets included command centers and training facilities for foreign fighters.
France has vowed to "destroy" ISIL after the group carried out terror attacks that left 128 people dead and 352 wounded in and around Paris last Friday. Around 40 of the wounded are still fighting for their lives in hospitals here.