F-22 Raptor makes combat debut with Syria strikes

September 23, 2014 6:28 PM

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F-22 Raptor makes combat debut with Syria strikes

WASHINGTON — The F-22 Raptor had a starring role in the airstrikes in Syria Monday, marking a major milestone for the small air dominance fleet.

An Air Force official confirmed that the Raptor, in its first combat operation, was used over Syria during nighttime operations against the Islamic State (IS) and other militant groups as part of a joint force of U.S. and Arabian Gulf region allies.

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