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RAF fighter jets target Islamic State in Iraq

5th May 20 1:34 pm

The RAF have sent fighter jets to blow up six caves that are being used by Islamic State (IS) militants in Northern Iraq.

Two Typhoon fighter jets left RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus and used Paveway IV guided missiles to blow up the entrances into the caves.

The attacks took place on 28 April the RAF have confirmed, after military intelligence revealed that IS militants were using the caves in the city of Bayji the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed.

“Surveillance confirmed all the weapons struck their targets successfully, removing more Daesh fighters from the battlefield and further downgrading the terrorist movement,” the MoD said in a statement.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: “The strikes continue because the Daesh threat is relentless and so will we be.”

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