Navy Continues Flights Over Iraq to Strike ISIL

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ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 17, 2014) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing Eight embarked aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) conduct flight deck operations. Bush is operating in the Arabian Gulf on a scheduled deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet. The President has authorized U.S. Central Command to conduct military operations in support of humanitarian aid deliveries and targeted airstrikes in Iraq to protect U.S. personnel and interests, in response to activities conducted by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists. (U.S. Navy video/Released)