When the US B-52 Stratofortress joined the war against the Islamic State exactly one year ago, the barbarians were still quite strong in the areas of the operation in Syria and Iraq.
Today, in Iraq at least, the Islamic State stands almost defeated because of a combined force of the Iraqi security forces and the coalition airstrikes led by the US.
And B-52 has played a very crucial role in eliminating the barbarians.
This video was shot by the Islamic State and was shared on Twitter by some users around January. It shows a B-52 bomber wiping out a horde of Islamic State terrorists somewhere near Mosul.
It is not clear when the video was shot but proves the effectiveness of the B-52.
— Nidal (@Nidalgazaui) January 24, 2017
Some of the terrorists are seen crawling away. Many of them were left dead after this strike while others were injured. Some, of course, lived to see another day.
But as this Twitter user points out, what is laughable is the fact that the terrorists are shooting at the B-52 with their AK-47s.
— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) April 22, 2017
@OnlineMagazin Looks like they didnt play call of duty :))
— Mazi A (@mazithafix) April 22, 2017
Just for information’s sake, a B-52 can fly at approximately 15 km above the earth’s surface. Even during combat missions, a B-52 is way, way above the target reach of rocket launchers, forget about AKs.