U.S Military struck Islamic State militants in Syria

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Members of the hardline al Shabaab Islamist rebel group parade through the streets of Somalia's capital Mogadishu
Members of the hardline al Shabaab Islamist rebel group parade through the streets of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

The U.S Military monday struck Islamic State militants in Syria, supported by several middle eastern allies, according to the Pentagon.

?The Pentagon acknowledged responsibility for the attack in a brief statement.

“I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles,” said Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary. “Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time.”

Details about the targets were unclear, but according to social media chatter coming out of Syria, strikes were conducted in the city of Raqqa. Video purporting to show the strike there was surfaced on YouTube, although its authenticity has not been independently verified.

Since Aug. 8, the U.S. has launched nearly 200 strikes against ISIS targets in Iraq. That increased military assistance, including the deployment of more than 1,600 U.S. advisers, has helped Iraqi and Kurdish security forces stem the tide of ISIS’ advance, though serious challenges remain.

 

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