United States President Barack Obama arrives to deliver a statement following U.S. Senate approval of his plan to training and arm moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants, Sept. 18, 2014 at the White House in Washington.
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September 23, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement Tuesday morning, 10 a.m. ET, about the launch of airstrikes against Islamist militants in Syria for the first time. The strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria aimed for key targets like the group’s base of operations in Raqqa and were conducted in partnership with five Arab nations.

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