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US Warplanes Begin Striking Mosul
BasNews, Erbil ^ | 04.09.2014 | Hawar Abdulrazaq

Posted on 09/04/2014 8:32:37 AM PDT by GonzoII

Since early Thursday morning, United States military planes have begun shelling the outskirts of Mosul, a Sunni-majority city in northern Iraq and military post of Islamic State (IS) militants.

According to a source from the Peshmerga forces stationed near Mosul, US warplanes began bombing the hideouts of IS militants in Mosul and the surrounding areas in the ill-lit hours of dawn.

The current shelling began in the neighborhoods of Somar and Intisari, which are on the outskirt of Mosul.

US planes also attacked high buildings in the city that have been used as hideouts and supply storage by the Jihadi group.

A few days ago, US warplanes dropped thousands of paper leaflets on Mosul, urging residents to stay clear of places occupied by the Islamic State militants.

Since early June, Mosul and other Sunni areas in northern Iraq have been overrun by the Islamic State, looking to create a new caliphate. Ever since their brutal occupation, thousands of people from Mosul have fled to the Kurdistan Region.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airstrikes; iraq; isis; mosul; peshmerga
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The fight is on....
1 posted on 09/04/2014 8:32:37 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

You can shell targets from a warplane?

Amazing!


2 posted on 09/04/2014 8:35:06 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: GonzoII

Will Obama stop when ISIS starts shouting , “Your killing Children” ,D’oh


3 posted on 09/04/2014 8:36:58 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: F15Eagle

bwahahahaha... my first thought exactly.


4 posted on 09/04/2014 8:37:05 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: F15Eagle
Well, kind of...


5 posted on 09/04/2014 8:37:32 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: F15Eagle
"You can shell targets from a warplane?"

Cut 'em some slack, they've been reporting well thus far. ;0)

6 posted on 09/04/2014 8:38:06 AM PDT by GonzoII ("If the new crime be, to believe in God, let us all be criminals" -Sheen)
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To: F15Eagle
You can shell targets from a warplane?

Well, not to excuse this poorly informed writer, but the C-130 Spectres had cannons. :)
7 posted on 09/04/2014 8:38:21 AM PDT by Daus
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To: GonzoII

Are they shelling ISIS? or Christians?


8 posted on 09/04/2014 8:40:41 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: F15Eagle
A-10's have cannons... The aircraft is armed with a General Dynamics GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm cannon, mounted in the nose of the aircraft.

But you are still correct, planes don't shell...

9 posted on 09/04/2014 8:40:44 AM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Puff, the Magic Dragon


10 posted on 09/04/2014 8:43:38 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Ghost of SVR4; SpinnerWebb

I was gonna say, I guess there is the Recoilless in the Spooky or Spectre. I always get them mixed up.


11 posted on 09/04/2014 8:43:45 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle
You can shell targets from a warplane?

Warplanes are equipped with assault rifles.

12 posted on 09/04/2014 8:44:10 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Ghost of SVR4

AC130. Just plain awesome.


13 posted on 09/04/2014 8:44:30 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: Daus

“AC” not “C.”


14 posted on 09/04/2014 8:45:17 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Boy you never want to see one of those circling above you.

It could be a very bad day.

I walked through one of the originals in a C-47 at an airshow last year. Can’t imagine the noise when that thing was going.


15 posted on 09/04/2014 8:45:41 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 11th Commandment

The AC130 has a 105 Howitzer; it shoots a shell. It’s the same shell fired out of the 105mm used by light infantry. The cartridge case is shorter, but the projectile is identical.


16 posted on 09/04/2014 8:46:48 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

That thing is awesome and should kick the crap out of a lot of those ISIS dirtbags. I also heard Hagel say he thinks there are more than 100 of them with US passports. AMF’s!


17 posted on 09/04/2014 8:47:30 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: F15Eagle

Spooky is an AC47. Spectre is an AC130.


18 posted on 09/04/2014 8:48:16 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: 11th Commandment

Yep.

Shoot (no pun intended), even the Germans had cannons in fighters in WWII.

Messerschmidt, I think it was.

There was a great documentary on a dogfight where the American was trying to stay away from the cannon. He did, successfully.


19 posted on 09/04/2014 8:49:12 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: elhombrelibre

Ah, thanks.


20 posted on 09/04/2014 8:49:31 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: elhombrelibre

I had been thinking there were two versions of the AC-130.


21 posted on 09/04/2014 8:49:56 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Cementjungle

And Tea Party members!


22 posted on 09/04/2014 8:51:18 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

“C+” J School grads....


23 posted on 09/04/2014 8:53:52 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: All

Armament configurations of current AC-130s, although the H model has been officially retired, it is still flying missions and the J model will be online in the coming years:

AC-130H Spectre
1× 40 mm (1.58 in) L/60 Bofors cannon
1× 105 mm (4.13 in) M102 howitzer

AC-130U Spooky II
1× General Dynamics 25 mm (0.984 in) GAU-12/U Equalizer 5-barreled Gatling cannon
1× 40 mm (1.58 in) L/60 Bofors cannon
1× 105 mm (4.13 in) M102 howitzer

AC-130W Stinger II & AC-130J
1x 30 mm ATK GAU-23/A autocannon
‘Gunslinger’ weapons system with launch tube for AGM-176 Griffin missiles and/or GBU-44/B Viper Strike munitions (10 round magazines)
Wing mounted, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs (SDBs) and/or GBU-53/B SDB II

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-u-s-air-forces-new-ac-130-gunships-are-really-bomb-1584518199
6/01/14


24 posted on 09/04/2014 8:55:00 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer.)
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To: F15Eagle

US planes also attacked high buildings in the city that have been used ...as observation posts.

Take’em out!


25 posted on 09/04/2014 8:55:45 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: GonzoII

You know darn well it is burning the Obamatollah up to be forced into doing this by public opinion and scared democrats who are up for election.

Every bullet, shell and bomb expended overseas is that much less his “Civilian National Security Force” will have available when he turns them loose on Americans.


26 posted on 09/04/2014 8:56:10 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Why democrat voters are like sperm: Only 1 in a million work.)
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To: GonzoII

Is it 2003 again?


27 posted on 09/04/2014 8:57:04 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: TomServo

~~~“C+” J School grads....~~~

Oh, thought you were talking about CNN/MSNBC/CBS/ABC ....

“The plane SPIRALING into the ocean!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apLxOnIIx28


28 posted on 09/04/2014 8:58:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

ME-109 if I remember right had a 20 or 30 mm cannon. The barrel went through the propeller hub.


29 posted on 09/04/2014 9:00:05 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: F15Eagle
Yep, AC-130 ammo

It always bad news for the bad guys then Spectre shows up


30 posted on 09/04/2014 9:01:25 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: F15Eagle

Same mission, same concept, different planes.


31 posted on 09/04/2014 9:02:00 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: GonzoII

“Heaven” is going to need more virgins.


32 posted on 09/04/2014 9:02:17 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: F15Eagle

You can is you have an AC-130 Spectre with a 105mm Howitzer inside. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_AC-130#Armament


33 posted on 09/04/2014 9:03:13 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

I want one of those.

I worked for it. I paid for it. I deserve it...

Where’s MY AC-130...?


34 posted on 09/04/2014 9:03:43 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: molson209; All

No, he’ll say ‘that’s the wrong ones, I said to bomb ISIL NOT ISIS!’


35 posted on 09/04/2014 9:04:55 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Shellback pollywogs! U.S.S. William H. Standley, CG-32 1977-80)
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To: elhombrelibre

Spooky was a DC3! Amazing aircraft that DC3, probably the best designed airframe of the 1930s. DC3s are (IIRC) still flying commercially in Alaska. almost 80 years after first flight.


36 posted on 09/04/2014 9:07:46 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: thackney

Now that’s how you clear out some ISIS.

Shoulda been done months ago, but then we wouldn’t have our early October Surprise for the November midterms.

And now ... a crisis ... or 17.


37 posted on 09/04/2014 9:10:11 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Daus; F15Eagle

Well... I say that the reporter just got lucky on this one, then.


38 posted on 09/04/2014 9:11:29 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: SpinnerWebb
"Well... I say that the reporter just got lucky on this one, then."

Probably not, I doubt AC130s are flying over Mosul, ISIS has advanced ground to air, to risky to put one up there.

39 posted on 09/04/2014 9:14:20 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: jpsb

DC3 is in military parlance a C-47. AC-47 or AC47 means “attack.”


40 posted on 09/04/2014 9:16:38 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre
The cartridge case is shorter, but the projectile is identical.

I guess you need less propellant if you are only shooting DOWNWARD.

41 posted on 09/04/2014 9:20:47 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: GonzoII

I hope they dropped the bombs right on one of their rallies.


42 posted on 09/04/2014 9:21:41 AM PDT by struggle
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To: jpsb

Bump.


43 posted on 09/04/2014 9:23:00 AM PDT by GonzoII ("If the new crime be, to believe in God, let us all be criminals" -Sheen)
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To: GonzoII

Leave. Return and bomb the junior varsity team. How odd.


44 posted on 09/04/2014 9:25:31 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: GonzoII

Will Obama be required to forfeit his Peace Prize now?


45 posted on 09/04/2014 9:41:40 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: GonzoII

Good. the only acceptable outcome is the total destruction of “IS”.


46 posted on 09/04/2014 9:43:15 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: F15Eagle

IIRC, both the “Spookie” and “Spectre” gunships carry cannon, so technically the term “shell” might be applicable - by a product of the Columbia University Skrewl of Urinalism, anyway.


47 posted on 09/04/2014 10:28:15 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: F15Eagle

lolz

Reporters are amazingly creative at find new ways to use words.


48 posted on 09/04/2014 10:55:02 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GonzoII
AC-130 is the only plane that can "shell" a target I know of


49 posted on 09/04/2014 10:56:13 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: elhombrelibre

The cartridge can be shorter because there is no need for it to gain altitude. lol


50 posted on 09/04/2014 10:57:31 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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