British Jets Strike ISIS Jihadists West of Baghdad

British Jets Strike ISIS Jihadists West of Baghdad

(AFP) British fighter jets fired on Islamic State militants west of Baghdad overnight, the Ministry of Defence said Wednesday, in their second strikes in as many days in Iraq.

Two Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornados based in Cyprus fired four Brimstone missiles on two IS vehicles, including an armed pick-up truck, the ministry said in a statement.

British MPs last week approved a motion to join in a US-led military campaign against IS jihadists operating in Iraq.

The RAF conducted their first strikes on Tuesday, bombing an artillery post and an armed truck used by the IS militants.

It did not say where, but said the strikes aided Kurdish troops in the area.

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith on Tuesday revealed that both coalition government partners were also in favour of action against IS fighters in Syria, but that it was blocked by the opposition Labour party.


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