A Marine Corps howitzer mission to target Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria has seen great success against the enemy and has reinvigorated the artillery community, the commanding officer of 2nd Marine Division said Thursday.
Speaking at a Marine Corps Association and Foundation event near Washington, D.C., Maj. Gen. John Love said 1st Battalion, 10th Marines — which deployed with M777 155mm howitzers from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in late September — has distinguished itself in the ground fight against ISIS.
“We think that battery has killed more ISIS than anybody else out there right now, including special operations forces,” he said.
Love did not specify where the battery is operating in the Middle East. However, defense officials have lately spoken highly of the Marine artillery detachment in Syria that provided support to local forces as they assaulted Raqqa.[contentcards url=”http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/11/17/marine-artillery-unit-has-killed-more-isis-anyone-general-says.html” target=”_blank”]