U.S. Gunship Strikes Militia In Iraq Following Missile Attack

U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin AC-130
Credit: U.S. Air Force
A U.S. Air Force AC-130J Ghostrider attacked a vehicle with Iranian-backed militia fighters early Nov. 21 after the gunship linked them to the launch of a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) fired at U.S. troops in Iraq. The missile attack was the 66th time U.S. forces had been attacked in Iraq and...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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