Video Of First B-52 Airstrike Against ISIS In Iraq

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The Pentagon has released a video showing a B-52 bomber purportedly eliminating ISIS targets in Iraq.

While the US and its coalition partners have waged war on ISIS from the air and the ground, only recently did the legendary B-52 bomber join the fight

Business Insider reports:

The first video released from the Combined Joint Task Force’s Operation Inherent Resolve shows a departure from the B-52’s carpet bombing strategy of old. Instead, this video shows precision munitions hammering individual targets.

The footage below shows a B-52 hammering a ISIS weapon’s storage facility near Qayyarah, Iraq:

Here’s a closer shot:

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The United States Air Force says the B-52 bomber could be the next weapon used in the fight against ISIS. In a recent briefing, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said that the bomber is “ready and able” to join the fight.

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