A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 being refueled by a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150 Polaris during Operation Inherent Resolve on 2 February 2015. (Image © Canadian Forces Combat Camera, DND)

RAF Typhoons and Tornados join action over Syria

Royal Air Force Tornado and Typhoon fighter aircraft are joining operations against so so-called Islamic State (Daesh / IS) over Syria after the UK parliament in London gave the green light on Wednesday 2 December. Tornados immediately bombed targets inside Syria, flying from Akrotiri airbase in Cyprus.

The Ministry of Defence immediately also announced it is sending two more Tornados to the area, along with six Eurofighter Typhoons, doubling the UK effort and marking the debut of the latter over Iraq and Syria. The jets left RAF Lossiemouth on Thursday, bound for Akrotiri.

Tornados already present bombed Daesh oilfields near Omar in eastern Syria, using Paveway guided bombs. A Voyager tanker aircraft supported the fighter bombers during their mission.

© 2015 Airheadsfly.com editor Elmer van Hest
Featured image: A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 being refueled by a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150 Polaris during Operation Inherent Resolve on 2 February 2015. (Image © Canadian Forces Combat Camera, DND)