France has launched a “massive” air strike on an Islamic State stronghold in Syria, the defense ministry said Sunday.
The evening raid was the country’s first military response following the terror attacks in Paris on Friday that killed 129 people.
The militant group that calls itself the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attacks in France.
According to the French Defense Ministry, 12 aircraft dropped a total of 20 bombs on the city of Raqqa, targeting a Jihadist training camp and a munitions dump.
The show of force was the biggest air strike since France extended its campaign against ISIS in Syria in September.
Iraqi intelligence officials say the Paris attacks were planned in the city of Raqqa, according to a report by the Associated Press.