Air Campaign Against ISIS to Target Leaders and Seized U.S. Weapons

September 11, 2014 6:12 PM

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Air Campaign Against ISIS to Target Leaders and Seized U.S. Weapons

An accelerated U.S. bombing campaign against ISIS in Iraq -– and soon in Syria -– will focus in part on eliminating key leaders and destroying the heavy U.S. weapons the Islamic extremist group seized this spring, U.S. officials tell NBC News.

The stepped-up bombardment to “degrade and destroy” the Sunni extremist group and increased support for “partner forces on the ground” were outlined by President Barack Obama in a nationally broadcast speech Wednesday night.

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