Monday, September 22, 2014

U.S., Arab Allies Hit ISIL Headquarters in Syria

The Pentagon announced tonight that the U.S. and its partners have begun striking ISIL targets in Syria, using mix of fighters, bombers and Tomahawk missiles. The attacks began in the early hours of Tuesday local time, led by cruise missiles.

There are reports that five Arab partners are taking part in the operation: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Jordan. 

Reports from Syria indicate that airstrikes hit Islamic State’s headquarters in al-Raqqah’s Governor’s Palace. ISIL has instructed its fighters to leave the headquarters and the city of al-Raqqal to the rural areas. The governor’s palace is reportedly destroyed in airstrikes. There are reports of high number of casualties among ISIL cadres in al-Raqqa.

Reports indicate that US missiles fall on ISIL positions in Kafrdayan near Idlib.

Reports also indicate that the U.S. used F-22 Raptor, the stealth tactical fighter aircraft, in airstrikes; the first appearance in combat operation for F-22. 

Top photo: Al-Raqqa, Syria, after airstrikes; 23 September 2014 (Twitter/@zaidbenjamin)

Bottom photo: F-22 Raptor (Lockheed Martin)


Mark Pyruz said...

- USAF Rockwell B-1B Lancers
- USAF McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagles
- USAF General Dynamics F-16 "Vipers"
- USN Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets
- USN Raytheon/McDonnell Douglas Tomahawks

It's too bad we don't have a coordinated ground force partner to take full advantage of these airstrikes.

Mark Pyruz said...

First combat deployment for Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.

Mark Pyruz said...

- UAEAF F-16E Fighting Falcons
- RBAF F-16C/D Fighting Falcons
- RSAF F-15S Strike Eagles
- RQAF Mirage 2000
- RJAF F-16AM Fighting Falcons

Syrian foreign ministry claims U.S.informed Syria of upcoming airstrikes.

Rumors of recent IRIAF fighter-bomber attacks on ISIL in support of Iraqi-Kurdistan.

IDF now claiming MIM-104 Patriot shootdown of SyAAF MiG-21.

Anonymous said...

It's "too bad" the islamic theocracy lies so much by claiming they possess wonder weapons and drones that amount to nothing.

B.M.A said...

MARK -there is !-i mean the moderates or screened militants who are getting top notch training in Jordan.!!

my question is how does the BOD differentiate b/tween moderates and ISIL elements on the ground?.

Anonymous said...

" IDF now claiming MIM-104 Patriot shootdown of SyAAF MiG-21."

it's been confirmed by the Syrians and pictures have been published.