U.S. adopts Israeli tactic in bombing ISIS

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U.S. adopts Israeli tactic in bombing ISIS

Post by Admin on Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:38 am


The U.S. has adopted a unique Israeli
battlefield tactic in its
fight against ISIS:
exploding a missile above a building to warn civilians inside that it's about to be bombed.

Israeli forces have
widely used the so- called knock-on-the-
roof operations in Gaza attacks in recent years to try to get civilians out before they are hit.

The first public revelation of the U.S.
using a "knock operation" came
Tuesday at a press briefing by Air Force Maj. Gen. Peter E. Gersten, deputy commander for operations and intelligence for the anti-ISIS Operation Inherent Resolve. Gersten described a strike against an ISIS financial storage center on April 5 in southern Mosul, Iraq.

The U.S. had been closely watching the
house of an ISIS finance operative, or
"finance emir" in the
words of Gersten.

"He was the major distributor of funds to
Daesh fighters," Gersten said, using
another name for ISIS. "We watched him come and go from his house, we watched his supplies, we watched the security that was
involved in it. And we also watched occasionally a female
and her children in and
out of the quarters."

Using reconnaissance aircraft and other intelligence assets to
keep watch, the U.S.
then began to formulate a plan, Gersten said, to get
women, children and
other civilians out of the building.

"We went as far as
actually to put a Hellfire on top of the building and air-burst it so it wouldn't destroy the building, simply knock on the roof to ensure that she and the children were out of the
building," he recounted. "And then we proceeded with our operations."

Gersten acknowledged the Israeli influence, saying, "That's exactly where we took the tactics and technique and procedure from."

Gersten did not indicate that the Israeli military had formally briefed U.S.
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