The UK Ministry of defence announced that the Royal air force for the second time after the government’s decision on joining the anti-terrorist coalition attacked targets of the terrorist group «Islamic state» in Iraq.
The operation involved two aircraft Typhoon and two Tornado, half of the composite link of rocket attacks, and half did the legwork and returned to Syria. Also in attack for the first time participated unmanned aerial vehicles.
The aircraft that took off from the British air base of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Crete, attacked six targets «Islamic state». The main objective of the strike was the destruction of the oil infrastructure located at ISIS controlled territories.
The British defence Secretary Michael Fallon, which is located on the Akrotiri airbase, reported that the targets were destroyed. According to him, the next target of the British pilots will become the command centers of the jihadists.
«This campaign will be neither simple nor short. We deal with a new enemy type that does not put forward the requirements, do not take hostages and do not negotiate», he said.