The USS Harry Truman, a Navy aircraft carrier, is launching airstrikes against the Islamic State from its position in the Eastern Mediterranean, a Navy official confirmed to Fox News on Friday.
“This is showing the U.S. Navy can conduct flight operations [against ISIS] from other locations, not just the [Persian] Gulf,” the official said.
The aircraft carrier has been launching fighter jets to conduct strikes against ISIS from the Persian Gulf since December.
In April, the U.S. Navy announced Truman’s deployment would be extended an extra 30 days.
When asked if there was any objection from Russian or Syrian military, the official was not aware. He did not know if the U.S. asked for permission from the Syrians or Russians before conducting the flights.