An AC-130 gunship and UH-60 helicopter light up the night as troops on the ground work a laser illuminator.
Coalition Air Strike on Daash VBIED in Iraq
A video of an airstrike supporting Operation Inherent Resolve is now available for viewing. The video depicts an airstrike occurring Dec. 18 against an ISIL VBIED near Sinjar, Iraq. The amount of explosives contained by the VBIED created a blast intense enough to momentarily black out the video. The strike was conducted as part of Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL and the threat they pose to Iraq, 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 power and conduct operations. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition Nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.