show of force in the Mediterranean US bombers jetting off from a navy carrier in a new line of attack against Islamic State. Reuters Andrea Shalal who's on the USS Harry Truman.>> So these are F-18 that are travelling something like 550 miles to those targets in Syria and Iraq.
They are taking out anything that can help Islamic State make money, so they're looking at buildings, caves where there might be munitions stored. This is all part of an increased and accelerated campaign against the Islamic State.>> The ship arrived from the Persian Gulf on Friday carrying 72 aircraft.
Since then, they've dropped more than 35 bombs, the first to be launched from the Mediterranean Sea in more than a decade.>> I feel like we're getting the job done. It is a combined effort, though, it's not just us.>> US estimates suggest the coalition has retaken about 45% of land once controlled by the militant group and slashed their revenue almost in half.
The Trumans deployed almost 1,500 air strikes since last December. The carrier, and its nearly five and a half thousand crew will head home in mid-July, but the battle continues. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower will take its place