VIDEO: British Air Force Claims Targeting ISIS by Laser-Guided Missiles

Thu Jan 7, 2016 09:53:55

Construction diggers used by ISIS terrorists to build defenses have been destroyed in airstrikes carried out by RAF bombers armed with laser-guided missiles.

Footage of the strikes shows the two machines positioned in fields being targeted through the sights of a RAF Typhoon.

But moments after they fall into the sights of the bombers, the diggers explode in two near identical ground rattling explosions.

The videos were released by the Ministry of Defense as part of its regular updates on the British bombing campaigns in Iraq and Syria.

On December 2 the British Parliament voted to extend the bombing raids on ISIS targets into Syria following months of strikes on militants in Iraq.

The MoD claimed the diggers were used on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, which has been under ISIS control since June 2014.

In the New Year, the RAF has focused on supporting the offensive against Ramadi, which was reclaimed by Iraqi forces operating with the help of coalition airstrikes.

Among the targets destroyed by Reaper drones on January 1 were ISIS machine-gun positions and a team of terrorists armed with RPGs.

Two days later RAF Typhoon fighter jets bombed more mortar teams, snipers and machine-gunners, while Tornado jets dropped missiles on a truck-bomb and ISIS mortar and machine guns.

The MoD’s airstrikes update comes as the US-led coalition fighting the terrorist group claimed the militants have lost 30 percent of the territory they once held in Iraq and Syria.

Baghdad-based spokesman Colonel Steve Warren told reporters the extremists have lost 40 percent of their territory in Iraq and 20 percent in Syria, adding that they are now in a ‘defensive crouch’.

Many believe the losses the group have sustained in the past month is why earlier this week it released a new propaganda video featuring British militants threatening the West.

It has been suggested the masked terrorist who appeared in the video is British fanatic Siddhartha Dhar, also known as Abu Rumaysah, who fled the country for Syria while on bail for terror charges.

And a child pictured in the video is suspected to be Isa Dare, a four-year-old born to south-east London jihadi Grace Dare, 24.

Since the US-led coalition began launching airstrikes in 2014, Kurdish forces have pushed ISIS out of parts of northern Iraq, including the town of Sinjar, and driven the extremists out of a band of Syrian territory along the Turkish border.

Further south, Iraqi forces and Shiite militias recaptured the Iraqi city of Tikrit last year.

“All of these things add up and we believe this enemy is weaker,” Warren said, adding that ISIS has not gained any new territory since May. “Militarily they are struggling,” Daily Mail reported.

As US and UK claim that they are fighting ISIS terrorists, many scholars and Iraqi and Syrian people believe that ISIS has been created by these two because ISIS has reached most of its military sources from US and UK.


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