Yesterday evening, the U.S. government announced that the first airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria were launched. 

According to CNN, an official revealed that the strikes targeted the ISIS fortress in Raqqa. The attack reportedly hit at least 20 targets in the immediate area which included barracks, weapons supplies, and a series of buildings used as operations posts. 

Furthermore, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby confirmed that President Obama approved the strikes, which employed a combination of Tomahawk, bomber, and fighter missiles. Another military official told CNN that Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain collaborated with the U.S. in executing the strikes. 

No information about casualties has been released at the moment. 

[via CNN]

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