Airstrikes Begin in Syria
The first wave of United States attacks against ISIS and The Khorasan Group in Syria began early Tuesday morning.
The airstrikes hit 14 ISIS and Khorasan targets in Syria including command and control centers, supply caches and training facilities.
Aircraft from five Arab nations reportedly assisted with the strikes, but no European allies were involved.
The air assault began with cruise missiles, bombers, predator/reaper UAVs and fighter aircraft targeting the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria early on Tuesday.
U.S. officials said planes from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar were also involved in the mission.
U.S. F-18s launched from the aircraft carrier U.S.S George H.W. Bush in the Persian gulf while the destroyer U.S.S. Arleigh Burke launched Tomahawk cruise missiles from the Red Sea.
All U.S. service personnel have been reported safe after this morning’s sorties.