21:56 GMT16 January 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier strike group has returned to the Eastern Mediterranean to continue operations against Daesh, the US Navy said on Monday.

    "The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) returned to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to resume flight operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), June 10," the Navy News Service (NNS) said in a report.

    While in the region, aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 1's strike fighter squadrons will conduct precision strikes on Daesh targets, the report added.

    READ MORE: Russian Frigate Stalks USS Harry Truman in Eastern Mediterranean (VIDEO)

    The strike group entered the US 6th Fleet area of operations on April 18. It includes multi-mission capable platforms with strike; ballistic missile defense; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

    Operation Inherent Resolve is the US military's operational name for the military intervention against Daesh in Iraq and Syria. In Syria, the US military is acting without the approval of the Syrian government and without a mandate from the UN Security Council.

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