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Britain Takes The Fight To ISIS By Launching 17 Bombing Raids Since Paris Attacks





Britain Takes The Fight To ISIS By Launching 17 Bombing Raids Since Paris Attacks Britain Takes The Fight To ISIS By Launching 17 Bombing Raids Since Paris Attacks

Britain has launched 17 deadly missile attacks on ISIS in Iraq in the ten days since its terrorists struck in Paris, it was revealed today.

Seven of the raids came in the past three days in a clear escalation of force by the RAF since 130 people were killed by three teams of jihadis in the French capital on Friday, November 13.

In one extraordinary show of force last week one Tornado used a laser-guided Paveway bomb to kill 30 ISIS fighters massing for an attack against Kurdish forces.

The 17 strikes in ten days is in excess of the average of one a day since attacks on ISIS started last year.

Escalation: Britain's Tornado jets (pictured returning to base) and drones have launched 17 deadly missile attacks on ISIS in Iraq in the ten days since its terrorists struck in Paris

RAF Tornado attack on an ISIS armed pick-up truck, using a Brimstone missileRAF Tornado attack on an ISIS armed pick-up truck, using a Brimstone missile
 

Offensive: A RAF Tornado attack on an ISIS armed pick-up truck, using a Brimstone missile which is circled in red (file picture)

 

THE TEN DAYS OF RAF ATTACKS ON ISIS IN IRAQ SINCE PARIS ATTACKS

Sunday November 15: A reaper drone destroys a terrorist vehicle with a Hellfire missile. 

Monday November 16: Tornado jets use a Paveway bomb to destroy a mortar position and then a heavy machine-gun near Mosul with a Paveway IV. A Paveway is then fired and kills 30 ISIS troops. The Tornado patrol then destroyed another ISIS mortar position south-west of Sinjar.

Tuesday, November 17: Tornado GR4s launch three successful attacks with Paveway IV guided bombs destroying a “Hell Cannon” and two heavy machine-gun positions. 

Thursday November 19: A Tornado  used a Paveway missile to blow up an ISIS sniper position before firing a Brimstone missile on a terrorist vehicle near Sinjar. A Reaper flying further south in Iraq then kills a group of terrorists with a Hellfire missile.

Friday, November 20: Two Hellfires destroyed an armed pick-up truck and a terrorist check-point. A  GBU-12 guided bomb eliminated a large group of terrorists gathered at a weapons cache. 

Saturday, November 21: Two more ISIS check-points were struck by Reaper missiles over northern Iraq.

Sunday, November 22: Tornado GR4s attacked an ISIS vehicle armed with an anti-aircraft gun. A stockpile of home-made explosives nearby is also destroyed, also with a Paveway.

It came as the Prime Minister revealed he will set out the case for joining airstrikes against ISIS in Syria on Thursday and a Commons vote could be held as early as next week.

Britain has clearly stepped up its attacks on ISIS since the Paris massacres and has even offered the French the use of Britain's Cyprus airbase RAF Akrotiri if their jets get into trouble in Syria.

On Sunday November 15, 36 hours after ISIS struck in Paris, an RAF Reaper drone destroyed a terrorist car in Northern Iraq with a Hellfire missile.

The Reaper then crossed into Syrian airspace to give surveillance support to French air strikes on a large terrorist facility near the ISIS capital Raqqa. 

The following day two Tornado patrols helped Kurdish forces fighting ISIS on the ground by destroying a mortar position with a Paveway bomb. The jets then destroyed a heavy machine-gun near Mosul with a Paveway IV laser-guided missile. 

The planes then flew on to Sinjar and despite thick cloud they fired another Paveway missile on to a large group of at least 30 terrorists, killing them all.

The Tornado patrol then destroyed another ISIS mortar position south-west of Sinjar.

On Tuesday last week Tornado GR4s from RAF Akrotiri offered support to Iraqi ground forces closing in on Ramadi before three Paveway IV guided bombs destroyed a 'Hell Cannon' artillery gun and two heavy machine-gun positions.

On Thursday Tornados used a Paveway to destroy an ISIS sniper position then blew up a Brimstone missile on a terrorist vehicle near Sinjar. 

Success: Six of the strikes on ISIS vehicles and troops were with Paveway IV laser-guided missiles (pictured being loaded on to a British jet)

Success: Six of the strikes on ISIS vehicles and troops were with Paveway IV laser-guided missiles (pictured being loaded on to a British jet)

The same day saw a Reaper drone flying overhead for Iraqi troops further south and it hit a group of terrorists with a Hellfire missile.

Reaper drones fired missiles on Friday and destroyed an armed pick-up truck and a terrorist check-point, before a GBU-12 guided bomb eliminated a large group of terrorists gathered at a weapons cache. 

Two more ISIS check-points were struck by a Reaper drone over northern Iraq on Saturday and yesterday Tornado GR4s attacked an ISIS  vehicle armed with an anti-aircraft gun and then went on to hit a stockpile of home-made explosives, both with Paveway missiles.

Mr Cameron will set out the legal case for Syrian airstrikes to Parliament on Thursday, with MPs given time to 'digest' the details over the weekend. 

If it received support from MPs, including Labour, British bombing raids in Syria could begin by Christmas - but they have ruled out sending in ground troops.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the Government had not put a timetable on a vote on extending military strikes but did not rule out it happening as early as next week.

'It depends on MPs and us making our case to MPs,' he told BBC Radio 4.

'There are a lot of new MPs and we have to make our case to them. Understandably they want to be sure that there is a political track to this as well, that we are working with everybody in the region to create a more comprehensive, moderate government in Syria that will bring long-term security after the striking has finished.

'But we will also be setting out the moral case - that we have now French aircraft, American aircraft, Australian aircraft coming half-way around the globe and we can't let them take all the burden, and indeed all the risk, of fighting Isil on our behalf.' 


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