23 Sep 2014

U.S.-led coalition strikes ISIS in Syria

The United States has begun airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

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“U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against [ISIS] terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles,” said Rear Admiral John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary.

U.S. Central Command said Bahrain (see al-monitor.com), Jordan (see Newsweek), Qatar (Wikipedia), Saudi Arabia (The Atlantic) and the United Arab Emirates (Voice of America) had either participated in or supported the strikes, without elaborating.

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