Coalition Air Operations Critical to Mosul Offensive
(Source: US Air Forces Central Command; issued Oct 25, 2016)
An RC-135 Rivet Joint from the US Air Force’s 379th Air Expeditionary Wing takes off from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The aircraft collects real-time electronic warfare support and intelligence data to Operation Inherent Resolve. (USAF photo)
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar -- Coalition airpower continues to complement Iraqi Security Forces in the offensive to recapture Mosul, Iraq, contributing to the ultimate destruction of Da’esh’s hold on the country’s second largest city.

The Air Coalition has conducted approximately 100 airstrikes since the operation initially began on Oct. 17. The Air Coalition has been targeting Da’esh in Mosul throughout the campaign. While the Government of Iraq has the lead for operations in Mosul, the Air Coalition stands ready to provide precision airpower for the indigenous ground forces when requested.

The U.S. Air Force is providing the full spectrum of air assets from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets to refueling assets to strike assets to both air and ground-based command and control to support the Iraqis.

The strikes are conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate Da’esh and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria and the wider international community.

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