ISIS BOMBED AGAIN “Both targets were hit and destroyed simultaneously.”

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Ten Rafale and Mirage 2000 fighters carried out the raid at 0030 GMT, dropping another 16 bombs, the defence ministry said.

“Both targets were hit and destroyed simultaneously,” it said.

“Conducted in coordination with US forces, the raid was aimed at sites identified during reconnaissance missions previously carried out by France.”

French warplanes raided overnight against the Islamic State stronghold of Raqa in northern Syria. The have destroyed a command centre and training centre, the defence ministry said Tuesday.

“For the second time in 24 hours the French military conducted an air raid against Daesh in Raqa in Syria,” it said in a statement, using another name for the jihadist group.

President Francois Hollande has vowed to strike back “without mercy” following Friday’s attacks in Paris.

France has carried out air raids against IS in Syria since September, but has stepped up the raids following Friday’s attacks. 10 warplanes have dropped 20 bombs on jihadist targets in Raqa also on Sunday.