Two RAF Typhoons bomb ISIS jihadis in Iraq: MoD confirms fighter jets used precision missiles to take-out heavily-armed militants dug-in near Mosul
- Iraqi forces called for support after finding group of terrorists dug-in near Mosul
- RAF Typhoons swept in and used Paveway IV precision guided bombs to strike
- The Ministry of Defence says a ‘number of IS fighters’ were killed in the air strike
- Iraqi forces then carried out an assault and overwhelmed the remaining fighters
Two RAF Typhoons have successfully bombed a group of Islamic State jihadis in Iraq, according to UK militarily chiefs.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the fighter jets used precision missiles to take-out heavily armed IS militants who were dug-in at a site near to the city of Mosul.
The Typhoons were called in to support an Iraqi security forces after it came under heavy small arms fire from the terrorists on May 11.
Two RAF Typhoons (pictured: Library image) have successfully bombed a group of Islamic State jihadis in Iraq, according to UK militarily chiefs
The jihadi group were in a strong defensive position around 25 miles south west of the city of Mosul.
Unable to take out the group, Iraqi troops requested air support from the global coalition.
A pair of RAF Typhoon FGR4s rushed in and attacked the terrorists with two Paveway IV precision guided bombs.
A pair of RAF Typhoon FGR4s rushed in and attacked the terrorists with two Paveway IV precision guided bombs (pictured: Library image)
The bombs hit the target and eliminated a number of IS fighters.
Following the air strike, Iraqi forces were then able to carry out an assault and overwhelm the few remaining terrorists, the MoD added.
The air strikes follow a 10-day operation in March in which missiles and bombs helped to clear an IS stronghold in the Makhmur mountain region, south-west of Erbil in northern Iraq.
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