29 Aug '16, 9am

HMS Daring is to join the UK's campaign against Daesh @UKagainstDaesh

All three armed services are making a vital contribution to defeating Daesh. RAF aircraft are hitting the terrorists daily on the ground; the Army is providing counter explosives training to Iraq troops; the Royal Navy helps protect coalition carriers in the Gulf as they launch strikes. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon Daring’s deployment is just one element of the UK’s wider contribution to the fight against Daesh. Since September 2014 RAF aircraft have conducted more than 900 strikes, while in Iraq UK military personnel are working at several sites to help train thousands of Iraqi forces. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: "All three armed services are making a vital contribution to defeating Daesh. RAF aircraft are hitting the terrorists daily on the ground; the Army is providing counter explosives training to Iraq troops; the Royal Navy helps protect coalition carr...

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