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France Launches Airstrikes Against IS Targets in Syria

France said Sunday it had launched its first airstrikes against the Islamic State militants in Syria.  A statement from the office of French President Francois Hollande said the strikes were conducted early Sunday and were coordinated with France's regional partners. Earlier this month, France had begun reconnaissance flights over Syria. Hollande's statement said information about the targets of Sunday's airstrikes was gathered from that surveillance. "Our...

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