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RAF Tornados launch 3rd against ISIL in Iraq

3 October 2014

Two RAF Tornados left RAF Akrotiri on Wednesday afternoon to launch a third strike against ISIL forces in Iraq, ‘Famagusta Gazette’ reports.

Patrolling over north-west Iraq, as part of a coalition force, the jet fighters were tasked to assist Kurdish ground forces engaged in combat with ISIL.

“The aircraft pin-pointed the location from which ISIL fighters were directing heavy fire on the Kurdish troops, and conducted a precision strike with Paveway IV guided bombs. Initial reports indicates that the strike was successful,” the British Ministry of Defence announced.

British Prime Minister David Cameron on a surprise visit to Cyprus, said that Islamic State militants are a “threat to the people of Britain”, ITV news reported.

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