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RAF Tornados' second air strikes in Iraq

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

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.

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