US widens bombing campaign to IS strongholds in Syria (+video)

September 24, 2014 3:01 AM

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US widens bombing campaign to IS strongholds in Syria (+video)

The Pentagon said Arab allies assisted overnight strikes in Syria. Islamic State bases were the main target, but the US said it also struck at a separate al-Qaeda affiliate suspected of plotting terror attacks on Western targets.

US forces, backed by Arab allies, have launched their first airstrikes against militant targets inside Syria, reportedly killing both members of the self-declared Islamic State and those of another Al Qaeda-linked group.

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