December 28, 2003 (by Eric L. Palmer) - USAF F-16s occasionally destroy empty buildings that are used to launch attacks on coalition forces in Iraq.
An example is the 510th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron which dropped two Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM
) bombs on an enemy safe house December 27th.
According to a U.S. Central Command release, the house had been used on six different occasions to attack coalition forces and is located about two miles northwest of Khalidiyah. Bomb making materials were found inside and the decision was made to use an air strike as the most convenient method to remove the building.
A USAF enlisted terminal attack controller coordinated the air strike with the pilots.