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RAF Typhoons strike Daesh targets in Iraq

27th April 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets have carried out strikes against Daesh targets in Tuz Khurma, Iraq whilst performing a reconnaissance mission, the UK MoD reported on 25 April.

The aircraft surveyed the area for non-combatants before engaging in their targets with precision-guided bombs that left the buildings destroyed.

Ben Wallace, Defence Secretary, said: ‘The use of RAF jets and Reaper aircraft to deliver a successful strike against Daesh terrorists and their hideout demonstrates that the UK’s defence never sleeps and will always do what is necessary to protect our people.’

Previously, on 25 September 2019, RAF Typhoons had provided air support to Iraqi security forces who were fighting with Daesh extremists in a desert location 40km west of Bayji.

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