Maggie Ybarra and Guy Taylor | The Washington Times -- The Pentagon began dropping bombs on Islamic State targets in Syria on Monday night — a critical development in a sprawling air campaign designed to thwart the violent Islamist militants.
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby made the announcement in an statement, noting that the U.S. was not acting alone.
"I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against [Islamic State] terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles. Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time," he said.
The attack and assurances of multilateral involvement were announced as a sweeping diplomatic push by the Obama administration has secured dozens of verbal commitments from leaders around the world and in the Middle East to join the fight against the Islamic State group. ... Continue reading here...