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 raids 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…