The first video released from the Combined Joint Task Force’s Operation Inherent Resolve shows a departure from the B-52’s carpet bombing strategy of old. Instead, this video shows precision munitions hammering individual targets.
The footage below shows a B-52 hammering a ISIS weapon’s storage facility near Qayyarah, Iraq:
Here’s a closer shot:
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