The U.S. naval forces strike team, headed by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman CVN 75, returned to the eastern region of the Mediterranean Sea to continue launching attacks against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. “The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) returned to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to fight against ISIS,” a statement on the U.S. Navy’s website reads. “This maneuver gives a powerful message to partners that the USA is committed to peace and security in the region and anywhere threatened by international terrorism.”
It was previously reported that the U.S. could keep the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and Strike group in the Mediterranean Sea “to deter Russia.”
U.S. authorities believe that the aircraft carrier will serve as a warning to the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad against the inadmissibility of the use of chemical weapons.