United States Flexes Air Power in Syria

  • Sep 23, 2014 8:01am GMT

The United States began air strikes against the terror group ISIS in Syria Monday night, less than two weeks after President Obama indicated that we would.

This combat mission is using a wide variety of American airpower including the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet, F-22 Raptor, and the B-1b Lancer. Over four-dozen aircraft were used in a coalition with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Jordan.

It is speculated that drones are being used as well, however the Pentagon has not confirmed the use of drones in this particular operation.

The strike in Syria has mainly targeted the ISIS "capital" of Raqqa, where over 200 pieces of ordnance were dropped on targets.

The Syrian government was warned prior to these attacks, and have said that they would treat any international intervention inside Syria as an act of aggression.