AC-130 Gunship Attacks Terrorists In Iraq
Last week, U.S. forces stationed at Al-Asad Airbase in Iraq were targeted by a ballistic missile attack launched by an Iranian-backed terrorist group. The attack resulted in multiple injuries and damage to infrastructure at the base. However, the terrorists did not get away with their actions as the U.S. military swiftly responded with an AC-130 gunship, resulting in several enemy casualties.
According to a statement released by U.S. Central Command, the AC-130 gunship engaged and struck the individuals responsible for the missile attack on November 21. The strike was in response to the continuous attacks on U.S. and coalition forces stationed in the region. The gunship was already in the area at the time of the attack, providing it with visual confirmation of the militants responsible for the attack.
A Pentagon spokesperson revealed that the gunship was able to respond quickly and effectively due to its presence in the area. The AC-130’s powerful capabilities allowed it to identify the point of origin of the attack and monitor the movements of the militants as they fled the scene in their vehicles.
The U.S. military did not specify which terrorist group was behind the attack, but it was confirmed that they were backed by Iran. This incident is just one of the 66 attacks on U.S. forces in the region since October 17, a day after Hamas unleashed a deadly terror attack on Israel.
The AC-130 gunship is one of the most feared aerial weapons in the U.S. arsenal, equipped with a Precision Strike Package that includes advanced weaponry such as a 30mm and 105mm cannon, GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs, and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles. This highly accurate and deadly arsenal allows the gunship to provide unparalleled support to ground forces while circling targets for hours at a time, earning it the nickname “angel of death.”
The use of an AC-130 gunship to retaliate against the militant attack showcases the U.S.’s commitment to protecting its forces and sending a strong message to those who would try to harm them. It also signifies the military’s readiness to respond swiftly and decisively to any threat to national security.
As tensions continue to rise in the region, the U.S. has made it clear that it will not tolerate any attacks on its personnel or allies. The use of a lethal weapon like the AC-130 serves as a warning to those who seek to harm U.S. interests and a reminder of the powerful capabilities of the U.S. military.
In conclusion, the U.S. military’s response to the missile attack on Al-Asad Airbase demonstrates its unwavering commitment to protecting its personnel and sending a clear message to those who support and carry out acts of terror. The AC-130 gunship once again proved its formidable power and effectiveness in defending against threats, showcasing the U.S.’s ability to respond swiftly and decisively to any attack on its forces.