The MOD has released the latest updates on Operation Shader as the RAF continue to take the fight to Islamic State in Syria.
Summary 20-21 April
Thursday, 20 April – Typhoons supported Syrian Democratic Forces, striking a Daesh-held building north-west of Raqqa, and a mortar team hiding in a tunnel in the east of the country.
Sunday, 23 April – Typhoons destroyed an armed truck south-west of Tabqah in Syria
Destroying ISIS Capability Across Syria
The RAF assisted Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Thursday, 20 April. A pair of Typhoons struck an Islamic State-held building to the north-west of Raqqa. The Typhoons then hit an Islamic State mortar team hiding in a tunnel in the east of the country.On Sunday 23 April, Typhoons assisted the SDF, destroying an armed Islamic State truck near Tabqah, west of Raqqa.
Source: Ministry of Defence.
Photo: A Paveway II guided bomb is dropped from a Royal Air Force Typhoon of 6 Squadron, RAF Leuchars (Fife), at the Cape Wrath practice range in Scotland, by Andy Walker (Crown Copyright, 2013).