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France launches major air strikes against ISIS in Syria

16 November 2015 - 40   - 0

PARIS/BRUSSELS REUTERS - French warplanes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria on Sunday as police in Europe widened their investigations into coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Friday's 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. French police have launched an international hunt for a Belgian-born man they believe helped organize the assaults with two of his brothers. One of the brothers died in the attacks, while the second one 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 all died in the violence, was still under review. [caption id="attachment_88311" align="alignnone" width="463"]151116FranceJets-jpg French fighter jets get ready to take to the Middle Eastern skies. Picture: AFP/ECPAD/EMA/ARMEE DE L'AIR[/caption]

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