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Britain calls its first airstrikes against Islamic State successful
Britain calls its first airstrikes against Islamic State successful

Britain conducted its first airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group on Tuesday, hitting two targets in northwest Iraq, British officials announced. Strikes by the Royal Air Force successfully took out a heavy weapons post and a nearby armed pickup truck, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. It said the strikes took place “in the course of an armed reconnaissance mission” and were in support of Kurdish troops who were being attacked by fighters of the self-styled caliphate. “This action is part of the international coalition’s operations to support the democratic Iraqi government,” the Defense Ministry said. On Friday, British...

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