US and allied countries carry out first attacks against Islamic State in Syria

A Pentagon source reported that the United States and Arab allies began carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) group targets on Syrian soil.

Rear Admiral John Kirby singled out that fighter planes, bombers, and Tomahawk missiles were used in the attack.

Reports indicate that several attacks targeted the city of Raqqa, a major IS base of operations in eastern Syria that the group captured in 2013.