March 17, 2017 16:40 IST

Americans fight Islamic State from the air

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A U.S. Marines Harrier AV-8B makes its way to a fueling boom suspended from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during mid-air refueling support to Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq and Syria air space. Credit: Reuters
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A U.S. Air Force ground director guides the KC-10 Extender upon its arrival after providing mid-air refueling support at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. Credit: Reuters
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U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft wait in a hangar on a military installation at an Air Force Base in the Arabian Gulf. Credit: Reuters
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 receives fuel from a fuel boom suspended from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during mid-air refueling support. Credit: Reuters
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A U.S. Air Force airman from maintenance talks to crew in the U.S. Air Force's KC-10 Extender during night maintenance getting ready to fly to provide mid-air refueling support at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. Credit: Reuters