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Tankers extend Coalition air operations in support of Mosul liberation

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress receives fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender at an undisclosed location near Iraq, Oct. 26, 2016. The B-52 approximately carries 70,000 pounds of armament in the support of the liberation of Mosul, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress receives fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender at an undisclosed location near Iraq, Oct. 26, 2016. The B-52 approximately carries 70,000 pounds of armament in the support of the liberation of Mosul, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

Airman 1st Class Richard, a KC-10 Extender fuel systems specialist, completes a fuels system inspection at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Oct. 26, 2016. The KC-10s are providing refueling support to several coalition airframes working to liberate the city of Mosul, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

Airman 1st Class Richard, a KC-10 Extender fuel systems specialist, completes a fuels system inspection at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Oct. 26, 2016. The KC-10s are providing refueling support to several coalition airframes working to liberate the city of Mosul, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

A Royal Danish air force F-16 separates from a KC-10 after refueling near Iraq, Oct. 26, 2016. The RDAF F-16s are providing close air support with several other coalition airframes working to liberate the city of Mosul, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

A Royal Danish air force F-16 separates from a KC-10 after refueling near Iraq, Oct. 26, 2016. The RDAF F-16s are providing close air support with several other coalition airframes working to liberate the city of Mosul, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

A French air force Dassault Rafale receives fuel from a KC-10 near Iraq, Oct. 26, 2016. The Dassault Rafale is a twin-engine, multi-role fighter equipped with diverse weapons to ensure its success as a omnirole aircraft. The Rafale has flown in combat missions in several countries including Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and now it's supporting the liberation of Mosul in Iraq.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

A French air force Dassault Rafale receives fuel from a KC-10 near Iraq, Oct. 26, 2016. The Dassault Rafale is a twin-engine, multi-role fighter equipped with diverse weapons to ensure its success as a omnirole aircraft. The Rafale has flown in combat missions in several countries including Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and now it's supporting the liberation of Mosul in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

Airman 1st Class Richard, a KC-10 Extender fuel systems specialist, completes a fuels system inspection with a drain tool at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Oct. 26, 2016. The KC-10s continue their support as they assist U.S. and allied forces in the liberation of Mosul, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

Airman 1st Class Richard, a KC-10 Extender fuel systems specialist, completes a fuels system inspection with a drain tool at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Oct. 26, 2016. The KC-10s continue their support as they assist U.S. and allied forces in the liberation of Mosul, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender conducted an aerial refueling mission Oct. 26 for both U.S. and Coalition aircraft in support of the operation to liberate Mosul, Iraq.

The refueling mission included a variety of aircraft to include a U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, a U.S. Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler, a French air force Dassault Rafale and a Royal Danish air force F-16 Fighting Falcon.

As of Sept. 30, Coalition tankers have flown 9,981 sorties in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.