RAF Tornado GR4's on return to RAF Akrotiri Cyprus after armed mission in support of OP SHADER. photo Cpl Neil Bryden
02 October 2014 Royal Air Force
Tornados have been assisting Kurdish forces engaged in combat with ISIL.
This afternoon, 2 Royal Air Force Tornados on patrol over north-west Iraq, as part of a coalition force, were tasked to assist Kurdish ground forces engaged in combat with ISIL.
The aircraft pin-pointed the location from which ISIL fighters were directing heavy fire on the Kurdish troops, and conducted a precision strike with Paveway IV guided bombs. Initial reports indicates that the strike was successful.