Thursday, May 25, 2017
After 600 airstrikes, UK forces have only killed 7 ISIS militants

After 600 airstrikes, UK forces have only killed 7 ISIS militants

‘Britain’s sophisticated air-to-surface Brimstone missiles have not killed any terrorists in Syria so far, although at least nine missiles have been fired. A single missile using radar homing and laser guidance technology costs £100,000.

The Huffington Post UK made a freedom of information (FOI) request to the British Defense Ministry and discovered the much-touted Brimstone missiles with promised standalone precision have not claimed any terrorist scalps yet.

An air strike from a RAF Tornado jet hits an ISIS armed pick-up truck with a Brimstone missile  in Iraq. None of the strikes in Syria involved the high-precision Brimstone, which was cited by Prime Minister David Cameron as the kind of UK asset which would make a 'meaningful difference' to the coalition's campaign

After British MPs voted in favor of the Royal Air Force joining the Syria campaign in December, the expensive missiles were held back for at least the first month of operations.’

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