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Carrier-launched airstrikes hit ISIS targets in Iraq as USS Nimitz patrols Persian Gulf

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For the first time in over two years, carrier-launched U.S. aircraft conducted an airstrike against Islamic State targets in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the global coalition battling the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.

A pair of Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets from Carrier Air Wing 17, embarked on the USS Nimitz, conducted the strikes on Sept. 23, Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich, a spokeswoman for the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, confirmed via email on Monday. https://www.stripes.com/news/carrier-launched-airstrikes-hit-isis-targets-in-iraq-as-uss-nimitz-patrols-persian-gulf-1.646691

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