British Typhoon jets continue their patrols over Syria as part of the long-running Operation Shader.

Launched in 2014, Operation Shader is the UK’s contribution to the global coalition against Daesh (ISIS), operating across Syria and Iraq.

The primary role of this mission is to support allied ground forces and conduct air strikes against identified terrorist targets.

Since the commencement of Operation Shader, the Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets have played an integral part in the UK’s efforts.

Over the years, these advanced multi-role combat aircraft have flown countless sorties, providing critical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data, as well as engaging hostile targets when necessary.

British military aircraft spent a combined 16,255 flying hours against Daesh in Iraq and Syria over the last year.

UK aircraft log 16k hours in one year of anti-ISIS ops

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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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1 month ago

Now, I know I was merely an Infantry officer and I may be misreading that map…. but that looks like a Typhoon and Voyager over Jordan to me. Call me old fashioned, but I don’t think Jordon is part of either Iraq or Syria.

monkey spanker
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1 month ago

I’m not too sure what we are still there for but I presume there must still be a need.
I do like the aircraft in Cyprus and it shows presence and gives the RAF nice variation in deployments