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Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby

By U.S. Central Command News Release

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Sept. 22, 2014 — September 22, 2014

Release #20140924
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 22, 2014 - The Department of Defense released the following statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby today:

"I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles."

"Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time. The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the U.S. Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the commander in chief. We will provide more details later as operationally appropriate."