Monday night, the US launched air strikes on some 20 ISIS and Al Qaeda targets in northern Syria. Five Arab countries contributed assets as well. Four countries provided aircraft, those being Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Jordan. Qatar also provided some support. United States Air Force bombers were involved, along with US Navy F-18 Hornets from the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush stationed in the Persian Gulf. Tomahawk cruise missiles were also launched by a Navy destroyer in the Red Sea. Targets included the headquarters for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL, as well as some 5-6 targets of an Al Qaeda group operating in Syria. The White House confirms that a phone call was made ahead of time to Syria, notifying them of the attack. President Barack Obama was said to have been monitoring the activity through the evening and had contacted Speaker of the House John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.