President Obama has authorized airstrikes against the terrorist group ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The U.S leads a coalition of countries around the world regions like Qatar, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and United Arab Emirates. The coalition may strike up to 20 targets. ISIS is believed to have evacuated most of the target sites. President Obama also stressed that he will not coordinate with President Assad in any way in the fight against ISIS. Obama has also stated he would like to see Assad leave power, after he used chemical weapons against his own people last year.
Contributor: Laissa Alexis