President Barack Obama delivers a statement on confronting the terrorist group ISIL in Syria, on the South Lawn of the White House prior to departure for New York, N.Y.
September 23, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
Last night, President Obama ordered American armed forces to begin targeted airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Speaking from the White House South Lawn today, the President made it clear that these strikes are part of the U.S. campaign to deliver one message on ISIL: They will find no safe-haven.
The U.S. military actions also included strikes to disrupt plotting against the U.S. and our allies by the Khorasan Group — seasoned al Qaeda operatives in Syria.