Saturday, December 12, 2009
No bombs dropped in Iraq in November
By Bruce Rolfsen - Staff writer Air Force Times Saturday Dec 12, 2009 For the second time this year, no bombs were dropped in Iraq for an entire month, according to Air Forces Central Command. While Air Force fighters flew 821 close-air support sorties over Iraq in November, none of the missions resulted in a bomb release. June had the same zero tally. Over Afghanistan, Air Force, Navy and coalition warplanes flew 2,916 close-air support sorties, releasing 271 bombs. Transport planes were busy over Afghanistan, airdropping 4.13 million pounds of supplies to bases. Tankers pumped 120 million pounds of fuel in missions across the Persian Gulf region and Central Asia. Reconnaissance aircraft flew 2,233 sorties.