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US Navy record missile attack on Islamic State group and upload it on YouTube

The US navy have documented the attack by filming the Tomahawk Land-Attack Missiles in action.

Source: U.S. Navy/YouTube

US FORCES LAUNCHED their first airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria.

The US navy have documented the attack by filming the Tomahawk Land-Attack Missiles (TLAM) and uploading it on YouTube.

The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea has been deployed as part of the USS George HW Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations.

Targets

Earlier, the US Department of Defence issued a statement confirming that the US Military and their partner nations had begun strikes in Syria on 14 ISIL targets.

The strikes destroyed or damaged multiple ISIL targets in the vicinity of Ar Raqqah, Dayr az Zawr, Al Hasakah, and Abu Kamal and included ISIL fighters, training compounds, headquarters and command and control facilities, storage facilities, a finance center, supply trucks and armed vehicles.

To conduct these strikes, the US employed 47 TLAMs launched from USS Arleigh Burke and USS Philippine Sea operating from international waters in the Red Sea and North Arabian Gulf, as well as US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fighter, remotely piloted and bomber aircraft deployed to the US Central Command area of operations.

In addition, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates also participated in or supported the airstrikes against ISIL targets. All aircraft safely exited the strike areas.

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