Video footage from combat zones near Mosul, Iraq showed how the Islamic State terror group was getting pelted with mortar from U.S. troops stationed close enough to rattle the bones of the jihadists.
Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division are gaining enough ground in the area that they can provide close-range fire support in the coalition campaign Operation Inherent Resolve.
The video, which was reportedly shot on May 19, 2017, showed troops firing 81mm M252 and 120mm M120 mortars. The M252’s maximum range is around three and a half miles, while the M120 can hit targets almost four and half miles away. The M252 can hits targets as close as 300 feet and the M120 can hit targets as close as 650 feet, according to The War Zone.
The fact that the coalition forces are able to get this close means they are making progress, and are giving terrorists something to worry about.
And they should be worried. President Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary James Mattis the green light to do whatever it takes to win the war against these savages. Mattis has said the strategy for taking out the Islamic State group can be summed up in one word: annihilation.
Take a look at our soldiers delivering special gifts to militant Islamists:
Through the dropping of the Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or MOAB, the president has indicated he’s not messing around.
It’s not looking good for the Islamic State group, which flourished under former President Barack Obama’s presidency.
Obama left a mess (in more ways than one), but the good news is that progress is finally being made against these barbarians.
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