Iran-101907_copy1While the United States launched air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria with F-22 stealth fighters, a destroyer and a frigate belonging to the People’s Liberation Army Navy entered the Persian Gulf to conduct joint naval exercises with Iran, according to our sister paper Want Daily. The US airstrikes on Sept. 23 carried out with support from Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, primarily targeted an Islamic State stronghold in Raqqa in what the paper said was the first time F-22 Raptors have been seen in action against a terror organization. Changchun, a Type 052C guided-missile destroyer, and Changzhou, a Type 054A guided-missile frigate from the East Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy, arrived at Bandar Abbas in southern Iran on their way to the Gulf of Aden. The warships plan to stay in Iran from Sept. 20-25. The joint exercises were launched by the PLA Navy and the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy on Wednesday. More