In Operation Inherent Resolve, the United States military has been working to stabilize the Middle East by collaborating with regional partners to defeat the Islamic State group.
To get an idea of what that means on the ground, check out this drone footage of U.S. Marines conducting artillery strikes against the terrorist organization in Syria that was released by the Department of Defense in June. It’s nothing short of awesome.
Marine Sgt. Matthew Callahan captured footage of his troops firing M777-A2 Howitzers from various locations throughout the country in May and June to support the coalition’s local partners — the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve was formally established by the Department of Defense in October 2014, according to the operation’s website.
More than three years later, the global coalition has taken great strides to combat the Islamic State group’s influence in the region.
In fact, between Nov. 13 and Nov. 16, U.S. and coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 56 engagements, the Department of Defense reported.
On Nov. 16, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against Islamic State group targets near Dayr Az Zawr in Syria.
The strikes hit four of the terrorist group’s tactical units and destroyed one of its vehicles amid other damage.
The same day, hundreds of miles away in Iraq, more coalition forces engaged five Islamic State group targets, including three terrorist-held buildings near Qayyarah and an improvised explosive device facility near Rawah.
The destruction of these targets limits the terrorist group’s ability to conduct operations throughout the region and the rest of the world, task force officials explained.
It was only a year ago that the war on terror looked like an endless losing operation under the Obama White House, and terrorists probably still aren’t used to the Trump administration.
But we couldn’t be more proud of our troops working every day to protect us and the rest of the world from terror.
We have no doubts they will get the job done, and from the looks of this video, they’re on the right path.
Watch the video here:
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