(Source: Airforcetimes.com – Howard Altman) – Air Force continues to pound ISIS targets in Iraq
U.S. airpower continues to play a role in the ongoing fight against the remnants of the Islamic State.
At least one U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle was “part of coalition forces which conducted air strikes at request and approval of government of Iraq,” a defense official told Military Times Saturday afternoon. (…)
The attacks, in the Wadi al-Tharthar and Mutaybija areas north of Baghdad, destroyed two ISIS camps and two caves, killing at least two ISIS fighters, Rasool tweeted. (…)
The airstrikes marked the second time in recent weeks that U.S. airplanes pounded ISIS targets in Iraq. (…)
During Operation Ready Lion, coalition jets, as well as Iraqi air force and army aviation units, supported the ground operations with 312 airstrikes that destroyed 120 hideouts and positions and killed 27 “terrorists,” [Army Col. Wayne Marotto, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve] tweeted. (…)
Photo © A U.S. Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle flies over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Feb. 10, 2021, Staff Sgt. Sean Carnes, US Air Force, as published in ibid