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.