Typhoon jets struck a number of caves in northern Iraq where Islamic State terrorists were based.
The Royal Air Force continue to fly daily armed reconnaissance missions over Iraq and eastern Syria as part of the global coalition against Islamic State.
According to the Ministry of Defence, on the night of Tuesday 28th April, a pair of Typhoons, operating out of RAF Akrotiri and supported by a Voyager aerial refuelling tanker, joined other coalition aircraft in an attack on a series of caves north-east of Bayji in northern Iraq.
“The Typhoons targeted six cave entrances where intelligence had confirmed a group of Daesh terrorists were based. Following a thorough check of the surrounding area for any signs of non-combatants, the aircraft used Paveway IV precision-guided bombs to strike all six of the caves. Surveillance confirmed all the weapons struck their targets successfully, removing more Daesh fighters from the battlefield and further downgrading the terrorist movement.”
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said in a statement:
“The strikes continue because the Daesh threat is relentless and so will we be.”