Update: air strikes against Daesh

Ministry Of Defence

November 27
09:16 2021


  • Monday 25 October An RAF Reaper killed a Daesh terrorist in northern Syria.


Royal Air Force aircraft have continued to fly missions over Iraq and Syria in support of the global coalition against the Daesh terrorist movement. On Monday 25 October, the crew of a remotely piloted Reaper, armed with Hellfire missiles, tracked a known terrorist in northern Syria, near the city of Ras al Ayn, and at a safe moment, when the individual was alone in a field, carried out a successful strike.

Previous update

Royal Air Force aircraft continue to fly armed reconnaissance missions as part of the Global Coalition Against Daeshs work to support the Iraqi Security Forces keeping their country safe from Daesh terrorism.

On Monday 6 September, Iraqi ground forces conducting security operations approximately thirty miles south of Erbil came under fire from a Daesh position in an area of heavy vegetation.

Two RAF Typhoon FGR4s responded to a call for assistance and, working closely with the ground forces to ensure no risks were posed to either them or any civilians, used a single Paveway IV guided bomb to successfully eliminate the threat,

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