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France conducted airstrikes in Syria

French jets bombed ISIS positions in Syria on Sunday as police in Europe widened their investigations of deadly Friday night attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people
France conducted airstrikes in Syria

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for suicide bombings and shootings, which have re-ignited a row over Europe’s refugee crisis and drawn calls to block a huge influx of Muslim asylum-seekers, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to the Huffington post.

“The raid … including 10 fighter jets, was launched simultaneously from the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Twenty bombs were dropped,” the Defence Ministry said. Among the targets were a munitions depot and training camp, it said. There was no word on casualties or the damage inflicted.

France has been bombing Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria for months as part of a U.S.-led operation. Following Friday’s mayhem, Paris vowed to destroy the group. So, French jets on Sunday launched their biggest raids in Syria to date, hitting its stronghold in Raqqa.

The terrorists with fire arms and bombs attacked simultaneously the restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium on Friday night in several districts of Paris.The death toll rose to 132, with three more people dying on Sunday from their wounds. Some 103 have been identified, including many young people and many foreigners, out relaxing on a Friday night in one of the world’s most visited cities.

French police have hunts a Belgian-born man they believe helped organise the assaults with two of his brothers. One of the brothers died in the attacks, while the second is under arrest in Belgium, a judicial source said.

A further two French suicide attackers have been identified, police said, while the identity of four other assailants, who were all killed, was still under review.