Here’s the first air strike of a B-52 in the fight against Daesh

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The B-52s that have deployed to Al Udeid, Qatar, in the last weeks, have launched their first air strike against ISIS on Apr. 18. The Buffs targeted an ISIL weapons storage facility in Qayyarah, Iraq. The B-52 will conduct the "same type of precision strikes that we've seen for the last 20 months here in this theater," according to the Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren. Related articles Video ...

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David Cenciotti is a freelance 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 four books.