Maryland Air National Guard joins Mosul offensive

Posted at 8:48 AM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 08:54:23-04

Members of the Maryland Air National Guard are joining the Mosul offensive in Iraq.

The 104th Fighter Squadron sent a dozen A-10’s to the Middle East last week.

Attack planes are advancing on a nearby town held by the Islamic State on what is now the fourth day of a massive operation to retake Iraq’s second-largest city from the terrorist group.

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The offensive is led by Iraqi military forces with backing from U.S. air power and artillery. 

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