#AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES – September 24 U.S. and coalition aircraft launched five air-strikes early Wednesday against terrorist targets in Iraq and Syria, U.S. military officials told NBC News.
‘ US Monitoring Khorasan Group’
Officials said one airstrike damaged eight vehicles linked to ISIS northwest of Al Qa’im, Syria, while four strikes occurred in Iraq.
Two vehicles and a weapons cache west of Baghdad were targeted while ISIS “fighting positions” southeast of Erbil were hit by the two other strikes. In addition to ISIS, a group of “seasoned al Qaeda veterans” known as Khorasan has also been targeted by U.S. strikes in Syria.
#AceWorldNews – September 24 – President Obama will take the reins of the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday seeking to build support for a prolonged military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
‘ Obama Bombs Syria ‘
Obama’s stint as chair of the Security Council — the second of his presidency — will come just over 24 hours after the United States broadened its assault against ISIS with air-strikes in Syria.
The strikes were bolstered by support from Arab allies, highlighting how Obama is increasingly turning his multilateralism into an instrument of war.
‘ Obama Wins Peace Prize and Bombs Countries ‘
That’s a far cry from 2009, when Obama was a month away from winning the Nobel Peace Prize and his agenda at the United Nations was ridding the world of nuclear weapons.
Now Obama is coming to the U.N. as a wartime leader intent on destroying an enemy that his Defense secretary said is “unlike anything” the nation has seen before.
His top priority? To convince other nations to contribute their military assets and money in the fight against ISIS.
“This is not America’s fight alone,” Obama said Tuesday in comments about the strikes from the South Lawn of the White House.