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Monday Night, The United States Began Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets In Syria

September 23, 2014 - On Monday the Sunni jihadist group ISIS which is active in Iraq and Syria called on terrorist attacks on the United States and its allies.

“Hinder those who want to harm your brothers. The best thing you can do is to strive to your best and kill any disbeliever, whether he be French, American or from any of their allies” an ISIS spokesman said.

By Monday evening, around 8 PM, the United States and collision forces mounted air strikes against ISIS targets in Syria. Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Admiral John Kirby said "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".

"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."

ISIS which has proclaimed Iraq as its religious state and authority over all Muslims worldwide seeks control over the middle east to include Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Cyprus and part of southern Turkey. The United Nations and Amnesty International have accused the group of grave human rights abuses and calls the group as a terrorist organization.

At this time it is unknown
if the United States received approval from the Syrian government. It is also reported that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan is involved in the operation in Syria. It is believed that Raqqa, a Syrian stronghold of ISIS was among the targets of the operation.

American military officials reported Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from United States Navy ships on weapons supplies, depots, barracks and buildings ISIS uses for command and control. Up until now, ISIS has been able to take over cities and operate in Syria without fear of reprisal. However, this flight has turned from a regional war to now a global war.

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