The UK’s Royal Air Force has confirmed that it has carried out air strikes against Daesh targets in Iraq using precision-guided bombs from Paveway IV.
According to a Royal Air Force press release on Thursday, the airstrikes occurred on Thursday, February 11, when two Typhoon FGR4 fighter jets were hired to carry out the strikes against terrorists identified in two scattered camps on the banks of the Tharthar River. west of Bayji City.
The strikes came after a review of the area found no signs of civilians who might be at risk. This enabled the Typhoon pilots to drop their Paveway IV-guided bombs on the targets.
Further monitoring of both locations confirmed that the number of different targets within the camps had been hit and the mission was successful.
The RAF armed intelligence missions support the continuing work of the Iraqi security forces to prevent a resurgence of the Daesh terrorist movement in their country as part of Op Shader, the UK’s contribution to the US-led international operation against Daesh.
Op Shader will continue despite the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and appropriate precautions have been taken to allow surgery to continue.