New video suggests even U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle jets are now striking eastern Iraq

Although blurry, and taken from long distance, the footage seems to show a U.S. F-15E over eastern Iraq.

Not only U.S. Navy planes and Predator drones are flying over Iraq.

The following video, brought to our attention on Twitter by user @greenlemon, was filmed on Sept. 7, over Rawat, Al-Anbar, in eastern Iraq.

Although it is a low quality footage, it seems to show an F-15, most probably, based on color and shape, an F-15E Strike Eagle attack plane.

F-15E screenshot

The presence of F-15E in the area, confirmed since the beginning of the air campaign against ISIS, is far from being surprising. What makes the video worth of note is the fact that it is the first one to show the Strike Eagles from the ground, as they fly over Iraq.

According to our sources, some F-15Es belonging to 48FW from RAF Lakenheath are currently deployed to Al Udeid, in Qatar.


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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.