French warplanes pound ISIS stronghold in Syria: ministry
Image: This picture released on November 9, 2015 by French Defense Audiovisual Communication and Production Unit (ECPAD) shows a French army Rafale fighter before taking off from a base in The Gulf for Syria as part of France's Operation Chammal (AFP Photo/)

French warplanes pounded the Islamic State (IS) group's stronghold in Syria's Raqa on Sunday, destroying a command post and a training camp, the defense ministry said.

"The first target destroyed was used by Daesh (another Arabic acronym for IS) as a command post, jihadist recruitment centre and arms and munitions depot. The second held a terrorist training camp," a ministry statement said.