US Navy releases video of F/A-18 Hornets taking off and landing in support of strikes against Islamic State (IS). Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Video released by the U.S. Navy on Tuesday (September 23) showed F/A-18 Hornets taking off and landing from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. George H.W. Bush in support of strikes against Islamic State (IS). In a statement, U.S. Central Command said U.S. military forces destroyed two IS vehicles, an IS tank and damaged an IS Humvee in an area southwest of Kirkuk. All the aircraft "exited the strike areas safely," the statement said. The U.S. has conducted 190 airstrikes across Iraq as part of President Barack Obama's strategy to destroy IS.