RAF Jets Fly Armed Missions Over Iraq – But Bomb No ISIS Targets – 29 September 2014

RT logoRAF Tornado jets have completed their fourth mission to northern Iraq without dropping any bombs and are still searching for suitable Islamic State targets. An ex-armed services chief says Islamic State can’t be defeated by airstrikes alone.

The Ministry of Defence in London confirmed that the missions carried out by Tornado GR-4 fighter bombers since they were given the green light to launch air strikes on IS targets in Iraq on Friday had ended with them returning to their airbase in Cyprus with their weapons still on board.

They explained that the Tornados had not hit ground targets because “no targets were identified as requiring immediate air attack by our aircraft.”

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