The second wave of attacks began around 9 p.m. EDT, and included strikes by F-22 Raptors, F-15 Strike Eagles, F-16 Fighting Falcons, B-1B Lancer bombers and drone aircraft in northern Syria. They primarily targeted training camps, vehicles and other facilities under the control of the Islamic State militant group, said Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The third round of strikes began shortly after midnight Eastern Standard Time, and incorporated F/A-18 Hornets from the USS George H.W. Bush, an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, and F-16s flying from unnamed bases in the Middle East. They primarily dropped bombs in eastern Syria.
Mayville showed the following images during a news conference Tuesday, showing what he said were militant facilities before and after they were hit with strikes by the United States and partner nations.