A pair of B-2 Stealth Bombers unleashed over 100 bombs on two ISIS training camps in Libya. In what is probably the last combat strike on ISIS by the Obama regime the attacks reportedly killed close to 100 terrorist fighters. The B-2 is rarely used for these types of combat missions as they could have been accomplished by other aircraft in the region.
The bombers took off from their permanent base in Missouri and refueled at least five times midair during the mission. The flight lasted about 30 hours. The planes flew around the world and back without landing.
The strikes used strategic nuclear-capable bombers as opposed to more conventional jets stationed in England in order to “send a strategic message” to other adversaries such as Russia and China, a source told Fox News.
B-2 Spirit stealth bombers had last seen combat in March 2011, helping to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya, Pentagon officials said. “The B-2 Spirit is the world’s most technologically-advanced strategic bomber and brings massive firepower to bear, in a short time, anywhere on the globe,” Air Force spokesman Capt. Mark Graff told reporters. – Fox News
It was reported that armed drones came in after the initial B-2 attacks and ‘cleaned up’ using Hellfire missiles to kill several ISIS terrorists that were trying to escape. The Pentagon also stated that while over 100 five hundred pound bombs were dropped this was not considered ‘carpet bombing’ because they were all precision munitions.
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This article is courtesy of Fighter Sweep.
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