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RAF jets strike first Islamic State targets in Iraq

RAF jets have attacked two Islamic State targets in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence has said.

In the first attacks since Parliament approved military action on Friday, two "precision strikes" were launched and both were "successful", the MoD said.

It said two Tornados were on an "armed reconnaissance mission" when they were asked to help Kurdish troops in north-west Iraq who were under attack.

The targets were an IS "heavy weapon position" and an "armed pick-up truck".

Jonathan Beale reports.

  • 30 Sep 2014
  • From the section UK
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