US, Partners Start Airstrikes in Syria

Okay there has been a start of Annihilation

Gulf_War_Photobox21And hopefully this is the first — reporting of the bombing raids — as we eagerly await the news and possible reports of damage estimates.

The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.
Using a mix of manned aircraft — fighter jets and bombers — plus Tomahawk cruise missiles, the strikes were part of the expanded military campaign that President Barack Obama authorized nearly two weeks ago in order to disrupt and destroy the Islamic State militants, who have slaughtered thousands of people, beheaded Westerners — including two American journalists — and captured large swaths of Syria and northern and western Iraq.

We of course have our fingers crossed and maybe someone is looking for prayer concerns; subsequently we hope that at least someone in either the planning commission or decision making team read our article: The Tenets of War. Not even if the taken or “won” ground is not secured by US Troops — Boots on the ground — it does seem apparent that some of the coalition partners will.

U.S. officials said the airstrikes began around 8:30 p.m. EDT, and were conducted by the U.S., Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. The first wave of strikes finished about 90 minutes later, but the operation was expected to continue for several more hours, according to one U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly by name about an ongoing mission.

First strikes are always the protocol especially when there are such heinous enemies that have issued an edict against you. For further reading please click the box below.

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