Led by missile strikes from Navy ships, the United States and partner nations, including Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, on Monday began military action against ISIS terrorists in Syria.
Some 47 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched from the USS Arleigh Burke and USS Philippine Sea, which were operating from international waters in the Red Sea and North Arabian Gulf. The missiles were followed by Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fighters, bombers and remotely piloted aircraft, the Pentagon said.
The strikes destroyed or damaged multiple targets in the vicinity of the towns of Ar Raqqah in north central Syria, Dayr az Zawr and Abu Kamal in eastern Syria, and Al Hasakah in northeastern Syria.
The targets included ISIS fighters, training compounds, headquarters and command and control facilities, storage facilities, a finance center, supply trucks and armed vehicles, according to the Pentagon.
The strikes were conducted as part of President Obama’s strategy to degrade and ultimately defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL or ISIS.
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