FEEL THE FORCE: ISIS is Feeling the Wrath of RAF in New Bombing Assault

Let’s send some men on the ground to reinforce that wrath.

RAF fighter jets have targeted an oilfield held by Isil in the second combat mission from the British base in Cyprus.

Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said Typhoon jets were used on Friday night, alongside unmanned Reaper drones and Tornados, as the terrorists were made to feel “the full force of the RAF”.

Selling oil to the black market as well as the Assad regime has been a key source of finance for the terrorists.

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The latest RAF operations were intended to damage the supply of funds to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil), also known as Daesh.

Mr Fallon arrived at the Akrotiri base in Cyprus to thank the crews for their “impressive” service and assure them they have the backing of “the people of Britain”.

Mr Fallon denied the suggestion that the military were not targeting Isil leaders, after a second raid on infrastructure rather than personnel.

“Last night we saw the RAF Typhoons, which have only just arrived here from Scotland, striking successfully for the first time within 24 hours or so of their arrival, which is a pretty impressive achievement,” he said. “Last night saw the full force of the RAF.”

Mr Fallon told the Press Association: “They (the military) have the support of Parliament, Parliament represents the public. You have support across the political spectrum from all sides and a clear decisive majority.

“You will always find in a democracy there will be some who oppose military action. That’s the whole point of being a democracy. But there was an overwhelming vote in Parliament that it made no sense to restrict the RAF to striking on one side of a border that the terrorists themselves don’t recognise.

“Nobody likes strikes, nobody likes warfare, but when you’re dealing with people who are not negotiating with you but simply want to kill as many Westerners or Brits as possible, then you have to use force.

“We are going to use force against them in the headquarters, their command and control, their logistics, but also in the infrastructure that supports them.

“We are going to do our very best to minimise civilian casualties.”

He told crews at RAF Akrotiri that it was a “privilege” to thank them “for what you have been doing, and what you are about to do”.

Read more: Telegraph.co.uk


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