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The most dangerous beast of them all!!
Yet more from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter with clarification.
"Pentagon starts using B-52s in war against ISIS"
"The US air force has started to use its giant B-52 bombers against ISIS targets in Iraq. The plane, which entered service during the Vietnam War, is primarily intended for carpet bombing of targeted areas. A US military spokesman in Baghdad said that a B-52 carried out a precision strike against an ISIS arms depot in Qayyarah, about 60 kilometers south of Mosul, on Monday."
Carpet bombing as was the case during the Vietnam War a thing of the past now. Probably these B-52 bomber dropping JDAM's type munitions from high altitude. B-1 bomber flying out of Diego Garcia and as previously had the honor of dropping ordnance on Islamic State targets now having returned to the United States for an extended period of maintenance and replaced by the B-52.
B-52 also stationed in Qatar much closer to the scene of the action.