American military and its allies began air strikes on the positions of the group Islamic State in Syria, according to the Pentagon, and international agencies.
"I can confirm that the American army and the forces of partner countries lead military action against terrorist ISIL in Syria with the help of fighters, bombers and Tomahawk missiles," said Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, reports France Press. The attacks involved F-22 Raptor aircraft also, the first battle operation since their inception.
"The international coalition carried out nearly 20 attacks on the positions and bases of IS in Raki and near the site Tabka, Ain Isa and Tal Abijad where were dead among the jihadists," according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has not been able to declare exact figures.
The statement says nothing about the partner countries, and the NYT says that participating in the action were "more allied Arab countries." "The decision about the start of strikes was brought something earlier in the day by the commander of the American Central Command, CENTCOM, responsible for operations in the region, on the basis of an authorization given by President Obama," said a statement from the Pentagon's Office of Public Relations.
Croatian were informed by Pentagon that they make part of anti ISIL alliance. Local government forgot to inform it's election base about that.
Order to start attack was given by US General Martin Dempsey from local hotel, after he was awarded Croatian high ranking medal of honour during his visit to Croatia.