NO MERCY: Dramatic cockpit footage shows the UK’s Royal Air Force pounding the hell out of ISIS oilfields in Syria
- The breath-taking footage was recorded from the cockpit of the RAF places that launched an attack on ISIS in Syria
- British Typhoon fighters have been deployed for the first time on bombing missions against ISIS in Syria
- Two Typhoons and two Tornado jets were sent from the British base RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus on a combat mission
- Prime Minister David Cameron insisted British war planes can help to bring about a political settlement in Syria
Dramatic footage of the British airstrikes on Syria has emerged, as the country launched its second round of attacks in the mission to defeat the brutal jihadi group ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
The breath-taking footage was recorded from the cockpit of one of the planes, as two Typhoons and two Tornado jets were sent from the British military base RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus in the renewed attacks last night.
The warplanes targeted the terror group’s Omar oilfields in the east of the country, in an attempt to destroy key financial resources that are funding its campaign of destruction.
It follows the deployment of jets to the region following Wednesday’s historic vote in the Commons.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon described the mission as an ‘impressive achievement’, as he visited the British base in Cyprus.
‘Last night we had the Tornados in action, the Typhoons in action and our unmanned Reapers in action – all of them striking ISIL Daesh [ISIS] where it hurts,’ he said.
The Defence Secretary said that in the light of the successful attacks on ISIS-held oilfields so far, RAF fighters would next prepare to target the terror group’s leadership.
‘We are going to use force against them in the headquarters, their command and control, their logistics, but also in the infrastructure that supports them,’ he said, speaking at RAF Akrotiri.
‘This is a very real threat to us in Britain. And it derives from Syria,’ he continued.
‘This campaign is not going to be short or simple. We face a new kind of enemy that makes no demands, takes no hostages, doesn’t want to negotiate.
‘It’s not what we do that they oppose, it’s what we are. We are people who choose our Government, accept a rule of law, tolerate other religions. It’s because of who we are in Britain and the West that we have this particular death cult.’
The mission came as Prime Minister David Cameron insisted British war planes can help to bring about a political settlement in the civil war-torn country.
‘We’ve not got more Typhoons and more Tornados in Cyprus ready to take action, both over the skies of Iraq and over the skies of Syria,’ Mr Cameron said on Friday.
‘We have to defeat Daesh wherever it is.
‘In terms of the political process, that is the key to long term success. Trying to get a political settlement in Syria is absolutely crucial but we can’t
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