French Airstrikes Target ISIS Command and Training Centers in Raqqa

PHOTO: An undated handout photograph issued on Nov. 15, 2015 by the French Ministry of Defense shows a French fighter jet part of the Operation Chammal taking off from a base in the Gulf.PlayECPAD/EPA
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The French military reportedly overnight launched another offensive on the de facto ISIS capital of Raqqa, Syria, targeting a command and training center, according to the military’s chief of defense staff.

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Sixteen bombs were used in the operation, and the military said both targets were "hit and destroyed simultaneously,” according to Agence France-Presse.

A statement from the French Military read, "The airstrikes consisted of 10 jets, which left bases in Jordan and the Arabian Golf, heading to Syria. Conducted in coordination with the coalition.”

French President Francois Hollande, who has said his country is "at war with ISIS," announced Monday that he would seek to extend France’s state of emergency by three months, calling for stricter border control, heightened security measures and the power to strip the citizenship of convicted French terrorists with dual nationality.

Hollande said a bill to extend the state of emergency would be presented to Parliament Wednesday. He also suggested there may be need to change the French constitution to incorporate notions of "state of emergency" and "state of siege."

Hollande spoke earlier Monday of the initial strikes on Raqqa carried out Sunday, thanking the United States for its assistance, while also noting that a French aircraft carrier was en route to the Eastern Mediterranean, where it will arrive in mid-December.

The carrier "will triple our capabilities," Hollande said.

Its deployment was already planned before the attacks Friday that left 129 dead and hundreds wounded.

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