The first US bombing raids against ISIS positions in Iraq began in the early hours of August 8, 2014. They were carried out by F/A-18 Hornets scrambled from the USS George H W Bush aircraft carrier deployed in the Persian Gulf. Targets of the first US airstrikes were ISIS artillery positions and strongholds in northern Iraq. The first airstrikes agains the ISIS in Syria took place at dawn, on September 23, 2014; ISIS headquarters are located in this Arab country. These bombing raids were also conducted by US Navy’s Hornet fighter aircraft that took off from USS George H W Bush and by BGM-109 Tomahawk missiles launched from a USS Arleigh Burke DDG-51 destroyer and a nuclear-powered submarine in the Persian Gulf. The French Navy also joined in the attack against Islamic terrorist groups in Iraq on September 19, 2014, scrambling two Rafale fighter aircraft from al-Dhafra air base located in Abu Dhabi; these French advanced aircraft used GBU-12 laser-guided smart bombs. The reason for the US-led attacks on this terrorist group positions is to stop the ISIS genocide mass murder of Christians, Kurds, and other minorities that have been living in Iraq, Syria, and Turkey for centuries.
United States Navy’s Airstrikes on ISIS Strongholds (Video)
French Bombing Raids Against ISIS in Iraq (Vive La France!!) (Video)