The Pentagon released footage of a U.S. F/A-18 Hornet dropping 500-pound laser-guided bombs on Islamic State terror sites early Friday morning.
According to the Pentagon, the first attack occurred about 6:45 a.m. eastern when two F/A-18 aircrafts dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near Irbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region
“ISIL was using this artillery to shell Kurdish forces defending the city, where U.S. personnel are located,” the Pentagon said.
Nearly five hours after dropping the first bomb, two additional air strikes occurred. The last at about 11:20 a.m. eastern 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.
[ DoD ]