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Thursday, March 30, 2017

RAF Tornados 2nd Air Strikes in Iraq

Following yesterday’s strikes on the ISIL terrorist organisation, Royal Air Force aircraft have seen further action overnight.

Two Tornado GR4s from RAF Akrotiri conducted an armed reconnaissance mission in support of Iraqi government forces west of Baghdad.

They were tasked to examine a location suspected of being used as an ISIL command and control position.

At the scene they were able to identify ISIL activity and 2 vehicles, one of which was an armed pick-up truck. Four Brimstone missiles were used to conduct a precision attack on the vehicles.

Initial analysis indicates that the strikes were successful.

Source : Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom) - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: Oct 1, 2014


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