SPIRITS STRIKE

Babak Taghvaee reports on January’s B-2A Spirit attack on targets of the so-called Islamic State in Libya.

B-2S STRIKE LIBYA TERROR CAMPS

One of the four B-2s prepares to taxi out of its hangar at Whiteman AFB for the strike on a terrorist camp to the southwest of Sirte. USAF/SrA Joel Pfiester

SIX YEARS after its last appearance in combat, the US Air Force‘s 509th Bomb Wing, based at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, used its B-2As on January 18 in a strike against an Islamic State (IS) position in remote desert 28 miles (45km) southwest of Sirte, Libya.

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