Today’s defence related stories include coverage of the latest strike statement.
The Daily Express report that a Daesh nerve centre for foreign fighters in Syria has been ‘flattened’ by an RAF drone. The paper writes that the raid on the Daesh capital Raqqa on Monday was one of several carried out in recent days by the US-led coalition’s aircraft. It says that ‘Tornados and Typhoons from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus have also been pounding’ Daesh in its last major Iraqi stronghold, west Mosul. Defence sources declined to say where the foreign fighters were from or how many were caught in the blasts.
Read more about our air strikes against Daesh here.
There has been widespread coverage today as we mark the centenary of women serving in the UK Armed Forces. From their early service in support roles such as cooking, administration and mechanics, today’s Service women are an essential and valued part of every aspect of Defence.
Read more about some of the most influential women in Defence here.