US forces fighting Daesh terorists 'getting the job done'

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A United States top military official is claiming gains in the campaign against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists, saying 16 targets have been hit in Iraq and Syria.

On Monday, US Navy fighter jets flew from an aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and dropped bombs on 16 new ISIL targets in the two Middle Eastern countries, Reuters reported.

Being conducted for the fourth day, the air raidsĀ opened a new front in the US campaign, the military official claimed.

“We’re getting the job done,” Rear Admiral Bret Batchelder, commander of the USS Harry S. Truman strike group, told reporters on the vessel as the strikes were being conducted.

Carrier-based F/A-18 fighter jets had dropped 10 to 20 naval munitions on targets in Iraq and Syria since Friday, when the Truman left the Persian Gulf for the Mediterranean to restart bombing the militant targets in both countries.

Navy officials refused to give further details about the kind of targets that were hit and…

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  • JosephConrad

    THE U.S. IS DOING ALL IT CAN TO DESTROY SYRIAN & IRAQI OIL AND ALL OTHER
    NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO KEEP THE OUT OF THE OIL MARKET.

    IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE, RUSSIA, TURKEY, THE U.S. & ISRAEL WILL BUT HEADS.
    THE REPERCUSSIONS WILL BE HEARD ON SATURN !

  • Tim Hadfield

    The US is fighting WITH Daesh – only they re-named it Al Nusra.
    Al-Nusra has been on the US terrorist watch list since 2012.

  • Johnny Jones

    Right. If anybody wonders why ISIS and the other alphabet US funded proxy terror groups never attack Israel, look no further. Bret Batchelder is so full of shit he was probably getting boils removed from his mouth at the same time as “telling reporters on the vessel as the strikes were being conducted” The US is Israel’s privateers.