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Details of mission against militants in Syria

September 23, 2014

The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria. Some facts about the military action, as provided by U.S. Central Command:

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— Countries participating: U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates.

— Targets: Islamic State fighters, training compounds, headquarters and command and control facilities, storage facilities, a finance center, supply trucks and armed vehicles in the vicinity of Raqqa, Dayr az Zawr, Al-Hasakah and Abu Kamal.

— U.S. missiles: 47 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles launched from the USS Arleigh Burke and USS Philippine Sea, operating from international waters in the Red Sea and North Arabian Gulf.

— U.S. aircraft: Air Force B-1 bombers, F-15E attack planes, F-16 fighters and F-22 fighters; Navy F/A-18 fighters; two types of drone aircraft.

— Other strikes: The U.S. alone also conducted eight strikes against the al-Qaida-affiliated Khorasan Group west of Aleppo, including training camps, an explosives and munitions production facility, a communication building and command-and-control facilities.

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