Iraq

Typhoons Conduct Airstrike Against Daesh

Typhoons struck two groups of Daesh terrorists in caves in northern Iraq.

Two RAF Typhoons have carried out an airstrike in Northern Iraq.

A coalition surveillance aircraft located a number of Daesh fighters based in two caves 10 miles north of Bayji.

RAF aircraft then conducted checks of the area surrounding the caves, which were a mile-and-a-half apart, for any signs of civilians who might be at risk, before conducting simultaneous attacks.

The Typhoon FGR4s struck using two Paveway IV guided bombs against each group.

All four of the bombs struck their targets accurately and the strike was assessed to have been a success in eliminating the terrorist threat.

Cover Image: Library picture of Typhoon FGR4 (Picture: MOD).