UK MoD for August 23, 2019 – August 23, 2019
Friday 23 August – a Reaper killed two terrorists at a weapons cache in the western desert of Iraq…Royal Air Force aircraft have continued to fly daily armed reconnaissance missions over Iraq and eastern Syria as part of the global coalition against the Daesh terrorist movement. On Friday 23 August, an RAF Reaper patrolled over the western deserts of Iraq’s Anbar province, in support of operations by Iraqi security forces to prevent Daesh regaining a foothold in the area. Two armed terrorists had been identified by another coalition surveillance aircraft, and the Reaper found the pair at a hole dug in the desert floor, believed to be a weapons cache. A single Hellfire missile was fired by the Reaper’s crew, which struck the terrorists and the concealed weapons.