Typhoon jets bombed an Islamic State command post in eastern Syria, whilst Tornado jets struck a compound.

On Friday the 5th of October, Typhoons bombed an Islamic State command post north-east of Abu Kamal using two Paveway IVs. Nearby, a flight of Tornados supported the SDF, who had come up against a compound.

The SDF were very close to the target, but careful coordination allowed the Tornados to strike the two key buildings within the compound with Paveway IVs.

A Reaper provided further support in the same area on Saturday the 6th of October, and an attack delivered with a GBU-12 guided bomb successfully disrupted firing by Islamic State on the SDF.

Typhoons and Tornados were working further north, near Hajin, and used Paveway IVs and a Brimstone missile to deal with four Daesh mortar positions and a weapons stockpile, say the MoD in a release.

By September 2017, the Ministry of Defence had announced that over 1,000 personnel were engaged in theatre and that the Royal Air Force had conducted around 900 airstrikes, flying over 2,200 sorties, killing 3,000 fighters.

As of 14 March 2017, the MoD says the operation had cost the UK taxpayers £265 million. As of 15 April 2017, it was revealed that 129 Paveway IV bombs, 37 Hellfire missiles, 20 Brimstone missiles, 30 unspecified/other armaments were used in the operation against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

6 COMMENTS

  1. As we approach the Tornado oos date – and the completion of Project Centurion, I wonder if we will see Typhoon firing Brimstone when the Tornados are withdrawn over Syria/Iraq

  2. I will put a question out there
    As good a job as the TORNADO AND TYPHOON ARE DOING. WOULD IT NOT BE CHEAPER TO USE LIGHT JETS OR TURBO PROP AIRCRAFT TO CARRY OUT ATTACKS ON GROUND FORCES .
    The RAF have old hawks that could easily be upgraded to carry SDB or brimstone plus gun pack
    And even dumb bombs 💣
    Just a thought

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