The Islamic State’s command and control center in Syria was reduced to a charred shell — crushed by American bombs that were delivered with ruthless precision. The target was pulverized by an F-22 fighter plane — the first time the aircraft had ever been used in combat.
ISIS had a finance center that was used to move the terror group’s blood money around. Now a whole corner of the building is missing — reduced to rubble by a pinpoint strike by a Tomahawk cruise missile.
The Pentagon released photos Tuesday of the destruction the U.S.-led air strikes visited on ISIS’ stronghold in the occupied Syrian city of Raqqa.
President Obama called the overnight aerial assaults, a three-wave attack supported by Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, a “powerful message to the world.”
ISIS jihadists load truck bed with parts they say are from a US drone that crashed into a communications tower in Raqqa, Syria.
“The strength of this coalition makes it clear to the world that this is not America’s fight alone,” Obama said before leaving Washington for the United Nations General Assembly in New York. “We’re going to do what’s necessary to take the fight to this terrorist group, for the security of the country and the region and for the entire world.”
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