Friday, March 24, 2017

U.S. Pilot Explains How Coalition Forces Are Conducting Air Strikes Against ISIS Targets In Syria And Iraq


Navy Times/AP: U.S. pilot describes challenges of bombing ISIS

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH — The crowded skies over Islamic State-held territory have complicated U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the extremists, though military planners are working to keep fliers safe, an American pilot involved in the bombing campaign has told The Associated Press.

Lt. Cmdr. William Vuillet also described the efforts American forces use to try to minimize civilian casualties from strikes on major cities like Mosul, where allied forces are trying to sweep the remaining militants out of the western half of Iraq's second-largest city.

Vuillet said he believes coalition forces will "eradicate" the extremist group responsible for mass killings, beheadings and other atrocities targeting civilians across the Middle East and around the world.

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WNU Editor: Good luck in trying to bomb places like the "old section of Mosul" where in a small area there are reports of almost 400,000 civilians trapped.

1 comment:

Stephen Davenport said...

Then civilians live with it, what are you going to do, leave in ISIS hands and say sorry we do not want to kill civilians. For crying out loud, use logic here, civilians die in war, its fact of life in war...sheesh...what's so hard about it, you try to minimize it but bitching about it, is not going to change that.