For half a year the US Air Force operation against the IG 19 pilots killed

The US Air force during an operation against the group “Islamic state” lost 19 pilots, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Minister of the Air Force Deborah Lee James.

“We lost 19 pilots Eight of them died as a result of enemy action.” - James said.

Like the other 11 were killed American pilots, the head of the Air Force did not specify.

Previously, the Obama administration announced plans to report losses in US operations against terrorism over the past six years.

“In the coming weeks the administration will publish our estimates of the number of victims of the bombing outside the area of ​​combat operations in the framework of the antiterrorist operation in 2009,” - said the assistant to the President for Homeland Security and counterterrorism Lisa Monaco.

The US announced the creation of an international anti-terrorist coalition in September, 2014. Since then, the US Air Force in the coalition strikes at LIH positions in Syria and Iraq. The bombing of the coalition in Iraq carries out with the approval of Baghdad, while in Syria - without a mandate from the authorities.


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