Terrorism & Security US widens bombing campaign to IS strongholds in Syria

The Pentagon said Arab allies assisted overnight strikes in Syria. Islamic State bases were the main target, but the US said it also struck at a separate al-Qaeda affiliate suspected of plotting terror attacks on Western targets.

By , Staff writer

Courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Garst/U.S. Navy / Reuters

US forces, backed by Arab allies, have launched their first airstrikes against militant targets inside Syria, reportedly killing both members of the self-declared Islamic State and those of another Al Qaeda-linked group.