Posted on Apr 26, 2020
The UK government has reported that on Friday April 10th a pair of Typhoons, assisted by an RAF Reaper drone, identified Daesh terrorists occupying a group of fortified buildings in an isolated location west of Tuz Khurma, in northern Iraq, known to be inhabited by active terrorist commanders and fighters.
The aircraft conducted a thorough check of the area for non-combatants, before using a combination of precision guided bombs to destroy the buildings.
The surveillance aircraft continued to scan the area, confirming that all weapons had struck their targets and there was no collateral damage. Subsequent intelligence indicated that it was a successful operation, removing several Daesh fighters from the battlefield and further degrading the terrorist movement.
"The use of RAF jets and a Reaper aircraft to deliver a successful strike against Daesh terrorists and their hide out demonstrates that the UK’s Defence never sleeps and will always do what is necessary to protect our people," Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said:
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