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Extra Lossiemouth Tornados leave for Afghanistan

Tornado GR4
Image caption The Tornados will join the eight RAF GR4s already in the area

Two extra Tornado jets are being sent to Afghanistan from RAF Lossiemouth, it has been announced.

The two Tornado GR4 aircraft are expected to arrive at Kandahar Airfield on Thursday.

They will join the eight RAF Tornado GR4s already in the area, Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox said.

He said: "The deployment of these two extra aircraft is another illustration of the UK government's commitment to achieving success."

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