The U.S.-led coalition dropped more bombs between Nov. 10 and Nov. 17 than it did during any seven-day period since the air war against the Islamic State group began in August 2014, according to the head of U.S. Air Forces Central Command.
That is because the U.S. and its coalition partners were supporting anti-Islamic State fighters in Sinjar, Ramadi in Iraq and al-Hawl in Syria, said Lt. Gen. Charles Brown Jr. When indigenous forces are on the move, it forces the Islamic State group to move, making it easier to strike the militants, he said.
Recently, the U.S. and its partners have turned their attention to destroying trucks carrying oil that the Islamic State group could sell to fund its operations. The U.S. dropped leaflets warning the truck drivers to run away about 45 minutes before A-10 and AC-130s destroyed 116 tankers near al-Bukamal in Syria. […]