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RAF Lossiemouth Tornados go to Italy to help over Libya

Four Tornado jets from RAF Lossiemouth have arrived in southern Italy to bolster UK operations over Libya.

The Ministry of Defence said the aircraft will be used for reconnaissance and to increase the strike capability of operations over Libya.

The Moray base was saved from closure under defence cuts announced on Monday.

Kinloss, also in Moray, and Leuchars in Fife will shut as air bases and be taken over by the Army.

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