Launcher "B - 52" American bombing for the first time to target Daash in Iraq

2016-04-21 03:02:00 | (Voice of Iraq) - Baghdad

The US military announced that a giant launcher model "B - 52" which embodies more than sixty years of US firepower, bombed for the first time Monday a target to organize the Islamic state in Iraq.

He revealed US military spokesman in Iraq , Lieutenant Colonel Steven Warren was the first raid, explaining that these bombers , which had previously been used in Vietnam and Afghanistan are not implemented only "surgical strikes" using "smart bombs."

It was targeting weapons store in the city of just sixty kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq 's second city, occupied by jihadists.

He acknowledged Warren that resorting to these bombers in dense form during the Vietnam War and in Afghanistan against the Taliban and al - Qaeda fighters , "fee in the collective memory that the B - 52 bombers based random shelling image , " but he remedied " That was in the distant past. The B - 52 bombers goal implementation of surgical strikes , such as those carried out before the twenty months. "

And they have already used these bombers in Iraq, was published at the beginning of April in Qatar.

Iraqi forces and US - backed plans are to regain control of the city of Mosul jihadists.

He said US President Barack Obama Monday that he will eventually regain Mosul organized by the Islamic state, and that progress will achieve by the end of the year. On the same day, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced in Baghdad that Washington will deploy additional forces and Apache helicopters in Iraq in support of Iraqi forces.