RT News - September 23, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

America and its Arab allies strike Islamic State militants in Syria, unleashing Tomahawk missiles, bombers and fighter jets; The assault went ahead despite strong objections from the Syrian government, though the country's Foreign Ministry said it had prior warning. Damascus earlier stressed that any military action would be considered an act of aggression; Five Arab nations reportedly joined the U.S. in dropping bombs on Syria, with no European countries taking part.