HALO jumps are used to enter hostile territory undetected when threats to both Airmen and aircraft are expected.
Air Strike Against ISIL Weapons Facility in Iraq
Air strike against an ISIL weapons production facility, Jan. 23, near Al Qaim, Iraq. This strike was part of a group of strikes conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.