America's Reserved Air War Fewer Missions, More Hits against IS

The United States has conducted far fewer sorties in its battle against the terrorist group Islamic State in Syria and Iraq than in previous wars. Military officials claim one reason is a much higher air-strike hit ratio.
US fighter jets fly over northern Iraq after conducting air strikes in Syria.

US fighter jets fly over northern Iraq after conducting air strikes in Syria.

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