U.S. jets step up air campaign in fluid Mosul battle

Rock music blasts over loudspeakers as U.S. Navy pilots run out of the briefing room and into their jets.The twin jet engines of their Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets roar as the ground crew give a final OK for take off and the planes are hurled off the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower cruising in the Gulf.Since the launch of operations on Monday to recapture the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State, the U.S.-led coalition has stepped air strikes in support of the advancing Iraqi army and peshmerga forces.As the battle evolves, jets flying from the aircraft carrier are targeting more “dynamic positions”, in coordination with officers on the ground, the commander of Carrier Strike Group 10 Rear Admiral James Malloy said.

Source: U.S. jets step up air campaign in fluid Mosul battle | Reuters

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