US-led coalition's opening air strikes on ISIL militant targets in Raqqa, Syria.
More to come, as the coalition continues to destroy & degrade the threat posed by ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State.
The US is reported to have undertaken a key role in an air strike against ISIS stronghold and regional headquarters.
Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement Monday evening that a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles were engaged in the attack.
Tweets monitored coming from a Syrians in the area :
- Breaking: Huge explosions shook the city in what might be the beginning of US airstrikes on ISIS HQs in Raqqa
- The airstrikes concentrated around the 'governate building'-- ISIS's main headquarters. Meanwhile, sounds of warplanes can be heard clearly
- The sky in Raqqa, Syria is reported to be 'full of drones'
- Also Tal Abyad, on the Turkish border, was bombed according to activists there
-USA's fifth-generation stealth fighter Jet, the F-22 Raptor reportedly flew first combat missions, performing 'above & beyond expectations' & 'utterly dominating the battlespace'
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 3:31 PM