Typhoon Jets in Cyprus Join Britain Airstrikes against ISIS in Syria + VIDEO

Sun Dec 6, 2015 07:49:10

Britain’s Typhoon warplanes conducted eight airstrikes on ISIS terrorists’ targets in Syria on Friday December 4 and Saturday December 5, taking off and landing from Britain’s air base in Akrotiri, Cyprus.

It was the second round of airstrikes for British bombers, but the first for the Typhoons, which had only arrived at Akrotiri on Thursday December 3. The addition bolstered Britain’s strike force of Tornado warplanes, which targeted the ISIS controlled oilfield at Omar in eastern Syria.

British lawmakers approved the bombing of ISIS targets in Syria on Wednesday December 2. Hours after that approval, British bombers struck the oilfields that the government says are being used to fund attacks on the West.

Britain’s defense secretary, Michael Fallon, who visited the air base on Saturday, said the air strikes would reduce ISIS’s ability to re-supply and reinforce in Iraq, along with cutting off a source of revenue.

The ministry said an unmanned Reaper drone also destroyed an ISIs truck-bomb south of Sinjar; AP reported.


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