U.S. Fighter Jets Perform Low-Level Flying Over Kabul

U.S. Fighter Jets Perform Low-Level Flying Over Kabul
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Several people living in Kabul posted on social media that they hear American fighter jets fly low over Kabul city. These low-level flights woke up residents in the area in the early morning hours.

 

 

 

According to the United States CENTCOM, these are just routine flights to remind friendly forces and enemies that US airpower is always present.

 

 

According to Army Times, US Air force and Navy aviation squadrons of F/A-18 and F-16, AV-8 strike fighters, AC-130 gunships, B-52 bombers, and MQ-9 intelligence and attack drones are providing air cover for the evacuations happening in Kabul after the Taliban captured Afghanistan. These fighter jets are mostly operating from bases in the Persian Gulf and an aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan in the Arabian Sea.

 

An F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet with the “Dambusters” of Strike Fighter Squadron 195, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan in the Arabian Sea on Aug. 18. (MCSN Eric Stanton/Navy)

 

These low fly-overs are meant to send a message for the enemies to keep it low and warn them what happens if the US decides to use their air power against the targets on the ground. However, these fighter jets flybys help friendly ground troops too. As the following video suggests, low-level flyings remind ground troops that they always have backup when they need it and increase their confidence too.

 

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