The US-led coalition's airstrikes on Raqqa in Syria feature in today's Defence news, as do reports that the militant group ISIL have executed Syrian soldiers in Palmyra.
Today’s news includes plans for a permanent memorial to the victims of the Tunisian terrorist attack in Britain, and a site of remembrance for all British nationals killed in atrocities overseas.
Today’s coverage includes the story that the final five bodies of the 30 Britons who died in the Tunisia beach attack last week will be flown home today on board a Royal Air Force C17.
Today sees further reporting of the Defence Secretary’s comments made in the House yesterday with coveragedebating whether military action against ISIL militants should be extended to Syria.
Many outlets today have reported on an interview the Defence Secretary gave to BBC Radio 4’s World at One (WATO) yesterday which focussed on combating ISIL.
Today’s broadcast news continues to feature the first repatriation of the first bodies of some of those British tourists who were killed by a gunman on a beach in Tunisia.
Minister of State for Defence Procurement Philip Dunne visited Rosyth last week to power up the first of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier’s four diesel generators.
It is reported widely this morning that the four injured British citizens following Friday’s attack in Tunisia have been flown home by the RAF, with bodies of some of the victims reportedly expected to be repatriated later this week.
Today’s broadcast and print news continues to focus on the terrorist attack in Tunisia, and the response of the Tunisian and British governments.
Further reports of the terrorist attack in Tunisia continues to dominate both the broadcast and print headlines, as 15 Britons have been confirmed as killed by an ISIL extremist.