Monday, July 31, 2017

US Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Has Started Launching Air Strikes Against ISIS In Syria And Iraq

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Sputnik: US Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Starts Anti-Daesh Air Campaign in Syria, Iraq

The US aircraft carrier Nimitz Strike Group has begun sorties to crush Daesh militants in Iraq and Syria.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The aircraft carrier Nimitz Strike Group has entered to air campaign against the Daesh terror group (banned in Russia) in Syria and Iraq with a series of strike sorties, the US Navy announced in a press release on Monday.

"The first aircraft launched from USS Nimitz was an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the ‘Argonauts’ of Strike Fighter Squadron 147," the release said.

The Nimitz Strike Group's deployment to the US 5th Fleet area of operations supports Operation Inherent Resolve and signals the continued commitment to defeat and destroy Daesh], the release said.

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Update: Nimitz launching sorties against ISIS (Kitsap Sun).

WNU editor: The primary mission may be against the Islamic State, but Iran is in the neighbourhood .... Iran Is Claiming That A Helicopter From The Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz Fired Warning Shots At An IRGC Patrol Boat In the Persian Gulf (Daily Mail)

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