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US Army aviation takes the fight to Daesh

15th August 2016 - 16:00 GMT | by Babak Taghvaee in Ankara


The US Army’s deployment back to Iraq has given helicopter units the first operational experience of working as attack/reconnaissance units following the service’s recent restructure and withdrawal of the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior.

Since 2014 US Army aviation units have been supporting US military advisers, including special operations forces, on the ground in Iraq. 

The Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) was established to assist the Iraqi government in its war against Daesh, which then occupied the majority of Nineveh and Al-Anbar provinces, including the key city of Mosul.

While the USMC deployed its MV-22Bs to Camp

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Babak Taghvaee


Babak Taghvaee

Babak Taghvaee is a Shephard special correspondent.

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