Royal Air Force Typhoons struck two so-called Islamic State (IS) terrorist targets in north eastern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed.
According to the MOD statement, "careful intelligence analysis had revealed that a Daesh group was basing itself at two remote locations in the Hamrin mountains in north-eastern Iraq".
Typhoons were then "tasked to attack the terrorists at both locations on Tuesday 2 May 2023 in support of an Iraqi security forces operation".
"Having confirmed that there was no civilian presence nearby that might be put at risk, the Typhoons employed seven Paveway IV guided bombs in successful precision strikes," the statement continued.
UK forces, as part of the coalition, continue to support the Iraqi government in working to prevent any attempts by IS or the so-called Islamic State, also known as Daesh, to re-establish a presence in the country.
Last year, the then deputy chief of the combined global task force working to defeat the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria told Forces News the group has "diminished" but the threat "hasn't gone away".
Brigadier Karl Harris, then Deputy Commanding General of the Operation Inherent Resolve Combined Joint Task Force, said "jets are still flying, people are still working in the headquarters, Iraqi security forces are continuing to take the fight to Daesh".