ISIS HQ in Mosul completely obliterated by British air forces
The Ministry of Defence posted a 30-second clip which shows a flight of RAF Typhoons soaring over the conflict ridden city of Mosul.
The jets, using pinpoint accuracy, then target the building believed to be in north west Mosul, dropping a pair of smart bombs onto it.
Hailing the mission, Sir Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary said: “Daesh is losing ground, fighters and funding. Now we need to keep up the pressure on Mosul and Raqqa to deal Daesh a decisive blow.
“Britain will continue playing its leading role providing vital intelligence, precision airstrikes and training Iraqi forces where they need it.”
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Sir Michael claimed, once ISIS were isolated, British and coalition forces will push the jihadis back and their operation to retake the city will begin.
The attack on Tuesday comes after a US defence official revealed James Mattis may be considering deploying US troops within Mosul to battle ISIS in a bid to eradicate the network quicker.
The anonymous official told CNN: “It's possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time.”
The potential plans, which if implemented will drastically change US military operations in Syria, as Obama’s administration felt the risk was “too high” to put troops in such a war-torn city.
Sir Michael met with coalition defence ministers to discuss the current military situation.
British pilots locked the jihadi HQ with precision before blasting it to smithereens
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The Defence Secretary authorised UK personnel to train Iraqi forces involved in the fight against ISIS at 'secured and protected locations' across the country, as well as the four main sites where they had previously been based.
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