British drones attack IS militants

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Published: Monday 10th November 2014 by The News Editor

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British forces conducted their first drone attacks on Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq over the weekend, the Ministry of Defence has said.

A series of coalition missions were conducted near Bayji, north of Baghdad, where IS extremists were planting improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

The MoD said an unmanned aircraft known as a Royal Air Force Reaper “successfully attacked the terrorists using a Hellfire missile”.

On Sunday morning, an RAF aircraft also destroyed a shipping container near Al Anbar, west of Baghdad.

The MoD said the container was “used by the terrorists to store equipment to support extortion and control of the local population”.

Published: Monday 10th November 2014 by The News Editor

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