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RAF Typhoons conduct more air strikes in Iraq

7th May 2020 - 18:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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A pair of RAF Typhoon fighter aircraft conducted air strikes against Daesh targets in north-east Iraq on the night of 28 April.

The jets, operating out of RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus were also accompanied by a Voyager A330 MRTT aerial refuelling tanker and additional fighter aircraft involved with the multinational coalition against Daesh.

Precision-guided Paveway IV bombs were dropped on approximately 10 suspected Daesh militants who were believed to be hiding in the Hamrin mountains near the town of Bayji. The RAF targeted six locations whilst the USAF launched strikes on four others.

Ben Wallace, UK Secretary of Defence, said: ‘The strikes continue because the Daesh threat is relentless and so will we be.’

This follows the announcement by the RAF that two Typhoon jets had bombed targets in Tuz Khurma, Iraq on 25 April whilst performing reconnaissance missions.

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