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Exclusive: Tornado - Behind The Scenes In The Fight Against IS

Forces TV has been given unprecedented access to Britain's frontline in the fight against the so-called Islamic State. RAF Tornado attack...

Forces TV has been given unprecedented access to Britain's frontline in the fight against the so-called Islamic State.
 
RAF Tornado attack aircraft are playing a pivotal role in degrading and destroying the extremist group.
 
Having risen from a cauldron of conflict in the aftermath of the Iraq War and civil unrest in Syria, IS is said to pose a direct threat to security in the UK and the rest of the Western world.
 
 
Operation Shader, Britain's part in the international military action against the group, involves RAF ground attack jets, air to air re-fuellers and state-of-the-art surveillance aircraft.
 
Every bombing run to Iraq begins from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. In the second of his special reports, Forces TV's Simon Newton meets the men, the women and the aircraft at the heart of the mission to strike back.