SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIL IN SYRIA

September 23, 2014

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the announcement that the United States has conducted airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria: 

"Striking ISIL targets in Syria sends the clear message that the United States and its allies will take the fight to these terrorists wherever they are. I have supported and will continue to support aggressive action to destroy ISIL in Iraq and Syria, and I am encouraged that the United States was joined in this mission by Middle East partner nations. We must continue to build a strong international coalition to defeat this terrorist group."