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Tornados have been assisting Kurdish forces engaged in combat with ISIL.
This afternoon, 2 Royal Air Force Tornados on patrol over north west Iraq, as part of a coalition force, were tasked to assist Kurdish ground forces engaged in combat with ISIL.
The aircraft pin-pointed the location from which ISIL fighters were directing heavy fire on the Kurdish troops and conducted a precision strike with Paveway IV guided bombs.
Initial reports indicate that the strike was successful.
1 October 2014
Ministry of Defence
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