Coalition aircraft return fire

500 Pounds Munitions Dropped On Iraqi Anti Aircraft Site  

Incirlik Air Base, Turkey (AFPN) -- Coalition aircraft have returned fire against an Iraqi ground site. At about 3:45 p.m. Iraqi time Jan. 28, two F-15E Strike Eagle pilots conducting routine enforcement of the northern no-fly zone observed fire by an anti-aircraft artillery site north of Mosul. In self-defense, the two F-15E's dropped a total of three GBU-12s on the anti-aircraft artillery site.

An F-15E Strike Eagle taxis on   he flightline at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, before takeoff . The aircraft, assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, is temporarily at Incirlik as part of Operation Northern Watch. Two F-15Es from the 494th dropped 500-pound GBU-12 precision-guided munitions on an Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery site Jan. 28. 

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