29 Sep '14, 8am

RAF Tornado jets fly ready for attack role over Iraq.

RAF Tornado jets fly ready for attack role over Iraq.

"Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 aircraft, currently deployed in Cyprus, have been flying intelligence gathering missions over Iraq for a number of weeks. Today, following the Parliamentary approval given yesterday, in company with other aircraft from the international coalition, two Tornados conducted armed reconnaissance operations over areas of Iraq where the terrorists threaten the civilian population. Although on this occasion no targets were identified as requiring immediate air attack by our aircraft, the intelligence gathered by the Tornados’ highly sophisticated surveillance equipment will be invaluable to the Iraqi authorities and their coalition partners in developing the best possible understanding of ISIL’s disposition and help acquire potential targets for future operations, either by aircraft or Iraqi ground forces.

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