16 November 2015

War and Conflict

In its first air strikes against ISIL since the Paris attacks, 12 warplanes, including 10 fighter bombers, dropped 20 bombs on the targets on Sunday night, the French defence ministry said.The planes left from Jordan and the United Arab Emirates and the strikes were conducted in coordination with US forces, the ministry said. Water and electricity were cut across the city as a result of the raids, the group said, adding that at least 30 air strikes had been carried out.

US President Barack Obama, pledged to "redouble" US efforts to eliminate ISIL, but offered no details about what the US or its coalition partners might do to step up its assault against the group.