US bombers, fighters, and ship-launched cruise missiles, along with partner-nation airplanes, began strikes on ISIS targets in Syria on Sept. 22, 2014. Here, a B-1 bomber, like the ones the United States has used to attack ISIS in Iraq.
Air Force photo by SSgt. Richard Ebensberger
a statement. This marks the first airstrikes against ISIS forces inside of Syria since President Obama earlier this month
announced the US strategy to destroy the terrorist army. "The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the US Central Command commander under authorization granted him by [Obama]. We will provide more details later as operationally appropriate," added Kirby. Associated Press
reported that aircraft from Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates took part in the strikes with the US assets. ABC News
reported that F-22s were part of the air armada. If accurate, this would be the stealth aircraft's first use in combat. US aircraft have been bombing ISIS inside of Iraq since August. (Kirby's
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