UK sends jets to carry out surveillance operations in Iraq.
British jet planes flew from the UK on Monday to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. RAF Tornado jets are ready to carry out supervision operations to hold up the delivery of aid to refugees in northern Iraq. Three consignments of aid have now been dropped by the UK, and more are planned.
The Foreign Office confirmed a “small number” of Chinook helicopters will also be sent for “further relief options”. A No 10 statement said it had also agreed to transport “critical military re-supplies” provided by other countries to Kurdish forces fighting IS militants.