US, Arab allies launch first wave of strikes in Syria

September 23, 2014 2:23 AM

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The U.S. Air Force and Navy, joined by several Arab allies, launched an intense bombing campaign in Syria on Monday night against multiple Islamic State targets – marking the United States’ first military intervention in Syria since the start of that country’s civil war.

Sources say the military operation includes F-18 and bomber flights, as well as Tomahawk missiles launched from the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. Officials say the coalition is targeting about 20 sites, including command-and-control centers, training camps and weapons depots.

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