That’s about 18,000 kilograms of destruction for you metric types!
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BAGHDAD - U.S. bombers and jet fighters unleashed 40,000 pounds of explosives on the southern outskirts of Baghdad within 10 minutes Thursday (10 Jan 2008) in one of the biggest airstrikes of the war, flattening what the military called safe havens for al-Qaida in Iraq.
More than 40 targets were hit after precision air strikes destroyed reported al-Qaeda safe havens in Arab Jabour. Thirty-eight bombs were dropped within the first 10 minutes, with a total tonnage of 40,000 pounds.
The precision air strikes supported Operation Phantom Phoenix, the overarching operation that includes Operation Marne Thunderbolt, an ongoing operation aimed at flushing out remaining al-Qaeda extremists operating in the southern Arab Jabour area, and to create conditions for improved security.
The massive attack, carried out above approaching U.S. and Iraqi troops, was part of Operation Phantom Phoenix, a nationwide campaign launched Tuesday against al-Qaida in Iraq.
The air raid was followed by a ground attack that led to 12 arrests and the discovery of two houses used to torture kidnap victims, according to an Iraqi army officer. He said the troops faced no resistance.
Two B-1 Bombers and four F-16 fighter jets, directed bombs at three large target areas. Each bomber made two passes and the F-16s followed to complete the set. Coordination between the Army and Air Force was essential in making the operation a success.
“Thirty-eight bombs were dropped within the first 10 minutes, with a total tonnage of 40,000 pounds,” the statement said.
See also the following:
More Than 23,000 Terrorists Killed (title speaks for itself)
More Signs of Hope in Iraq – Muslims Attending Church Service at St. John’s in Baghdad (The real state of ‘quagmire, hopeless, perpetual war’ Iraq the mainstream media won’t show you)
Pro General Petraeus, Anti Betray Us Editorial Cartoons (Cartoons to do with the situation in Iraq and the lies the Liberal Democrats will tell to flush Iraq down the drain)
Russian Superbomb – The Father of All Bombs (For what 17,000 pounds or 7,800 kilograms in a single-bomb exploding looks like)