Tankers extend Coalition air operations in support of Mosul liberation

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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.