The U.S. military dropped a 500-pound bomb on ISIS terrorists in northern Iraq. The F/A-18 aircraft dropped the laser-guided missile near Irbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, effectively taking out one of the terrorist organization’s mobile artillery pieces. The fireworks occurred at about 6:45am EDT on August 8.
Military.com described the particulars of the airstrike:
ISIL was using this artillery to shell Kurdish forces defending the city, where U.S. personnel are located. Two additional air strikes occurred later in the day, the last at about 11:20 a.m. EDT when four F/A-18 aircraft successfully struck a stationary ISIL convoy of seven vehicles and a mortar position near Irbil, neutralizing the mortar and convoy.
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