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B-1B supports French, Afghan troops


Release Date: 5/26/2004

5/26/2004 - OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (AFPN) -- A B-1B Lancer dropped four Joint Direct Attack Munitions to help French and Afghan troops fighting against Taliban forces in Afghanistan on May 25.

The 40th Air Expeditionary Group crew was patrolling south of Kabul as part of Operation Enduring Freedom when they received the call for assistance.

After receiving coordinates from the French joint-terminal air controller, they made a low pass over the area and then released their weapons on a second pass.

The French controller reported good hits from the bombs and said no further assistance was needed because the enemy was retreating.

Flying from an undisclosed location, the B-1B and aircrew are deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.

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