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RAF: RAF Tornados’ second air strikes in Iraq

Tornado GR4 aircraft from RAF Akrotiri have completed a second round of air strikes in Iraq overnight.

RAF Tornado GR4’s on return to RAF Akrotiri Cyprus after armed mission in support of OP SHADER.

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.

RAF Tornado GR4’s on return to RAF Akrotiri Cyprus after armed mission in support of OP SHADER.

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.

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Autor: Redakcja Świat

Redakcja Świat