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RAF Tornados' air strikes in Iraq

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Tornado GR4 aircraft have completed another round of air strikes in Iraq overnight.

A Tornado GR4 at RAF Akrotiri [Picture: Corporal Neil Bryden RAF, Crown copyright]
A Tornado GR4 at RAF Akrotiri

The Royal Air Force aircraft have flown further missions to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL.

Last night, 2 Tornado GR4s were tasked to support the Iraqi Army. Brimstone missiles and Paveway IV guided bombs were used to conduct a successful precision attack on ISIL terrorists who were firing on Iraqi troops from a stronghold near Ramadi.

Last night’s air strike was the latest in a series of strikes as part of the international coalition’s operations to support the democratic Iraqi government in the fight against ISIL.

For more information see ISIL: UK government response page on GOV.UK

Published 8 October 2014