British RAF fighter jets drop bombs on Islamic State caves in Iraq

5/05/2020 3:51:00 PM

Six caves being used as a base for Islamic State militants in northern Iraq have been bombed by RAF jets.

RAF fighter jets have bombed six caves being used as a base for Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. 9News

Six caves being used as a base for Islamic State militants in northern Iraq have been bombed by RAF jets.

RAF fighter jets have bombed six caves being used as a base for Islamic State militants in northern Iraq.Two Typhoon jets, flying out of RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, used Paveway IV guided bombs to hit the cave entrances during the night-time strike on April 28.

Military intelligence had confirmed that a group of IS militants were based in the caves, northeast of the city of Bayji, the Ministry of Defence said."Surveillance confirmed all the weapons struck their targets successfully, removing more Daesh fighters from the battlefield and further downgrading the terrorist movement," the ministry said in a statement.

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How come we never see after pictures. Ohhhh, that’s going to leave a mark. Ooh stick em up isis dude blam blam have that and here’s a bomb in ya cave yeah. Hard to believe, with 1000s dying at home and PPE shortages rife, the BRITS still waste money and resources on this.....

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Two Typhoon jets, flying out of RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, used Paveway IV guided bombs to hit the cave entrances during the night-time strike on April 28. Military intelligence had confirmed that a group of IS militants were based in the caves, northeast of the city of Bayji, the Ministry of Defence said. "By this coming weekend Tasmanians will understand very clearly what the steps out of this are," he said. "Surveillance confirmed all the weapons struck their targets successfully, removing more Daesh fighters from the battlefield and further downgrading the terrorist movement," the ministry said in a statement. The new location and start date of the remaining three weeks will be confirmed on Friday by the court. The Typhoons were supported by a Voyager refuelling tanker and were joined by other coalition aircraft in the attack. "My expectation post the [National Cabinet] meeting on Friday I will be able to provide the roadmap out of this. The strike took place following a "thorough check" of the surrounding area for any non-combatants, the ministry added. Advertisement In the building, construction and automotive industries, which are still operating, vacancies have reduced by 63 per cent.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: "The strikes continue because the Daesh threat is relentless and so will we be. The region accounts for the bulk of Tasmanian cases after an outbreak at the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie." Related .