Iraq

RAF Launches Multiple Air Strikes Against IS This Month

The attacks were conducted over northern Iraq and were all successful in hitting their targets, according to the Ministry of Defence.

The Royal Air Force has conducted four sets of air strikes against so-called Islamic State in the month of May.

The attacks were conducted over northern Iraq and were all successful in hitting their targets, according to the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the strikes were "another example" of how the UK Armed Forces are protecting the country "from all those who seek to do us harm".

The air strikes come after similar operations in April, which included the RAF's first air strikes against the terror group, also known as Daesh, since September 2019.

On Friday 8 May, an RAF Reaper destroyed an IS bunker in northern Iraq, while on 10 May a pair of Typhoons successfully struck targets in northern Iraq.

The MOD added that on 13 May, Reapers hit two Daesh bunkers in Northern Iraq and on 23 May they destroyed a group of terrorists in northern Iraq.