F-16 Fighting Falcon News

USAF F-16s fly close-air support in Iraq

August 4, 2007 (by Lieven Dewitte) - In Iraq, U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons destroyed dirt bridges with GBU-38s in Baghdad.

USAF F-16C taking on fuel over Iraq.

Other F-16s destroyed a house used to store improvised explosive devices with GBU-38s and GBU-12s in Baghdad. Later, one of the aircraft also provided a show of force for ground force taking fire in the area.

Also in Baghdad, another F-16 provided a successful show of force for a convoy taking fire. They also watched for suspicious activity near the convoy.

F-16s provided overwatch for a convoy disabled by an IED in Bayji. Another group of Fighting Falcons monitored an IED clearing team that had come under enemy fire.

In Al Iskandariyah, F-16s provided a show of force and overwatch for friendly forces taking small arms fire. There were no reports of continued fire after the show of force.