Theodore's World: Airstrikes by U.S. and Allies Hit ISIS Targets in Syria

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September 23, 2014

Airstrikes by U.S. and Allies Hit ISIS Targets in Syria

US began bombing targets inside Syria on Monday—-

The US along with Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia reportedly flew missions into Syria.

ABC on the strikes:

Airstrikes against up to 20 ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to Pentagon officials. The operation marks the first time the U.S. has launched strikes in Syria, a new front in the battle against the terror group.

“I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL [ISIS] terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said. “Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time. The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the U.S. Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the commander in chief. We will provide more details later as operationally appropriate.”

Wild Thing's comment........

No European partners. Only Arab countries involved. I'm not feeling very confident about this one.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 23, 2014 12:55 AM


At $500,000 per I$I$ targets and over $7 million dollars per day? Without boots on the ground minus A-10 Warthogs and B-52 buffs? Sad....

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at September 23, 2014 05:38 AM

This is costing US over $7 MILLION daily... No A-10s nor B-52s in the air strikes? Sad...

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at September 23, 2014 05:41 AM

I believe in giving credit where credit is due and Obama deserves credit for getting Arab nations to participate. But, I am concerned as to why no European allies have taken part.

Posted by: BobF at September 23, 2014 08:49 AM

I am strictly in a wait and see mode. I don't trust obama. I think he suddenly became afraid of the generals.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at September 23, 2014 12:23 PM