UK strikes in Syria, Iraq kill 1,000 IS fighters: Ministry of Defence

British Royal Air Force aircraft is seen on the tarmac at the British airbase at Akrotiri, Cyprus on December 3, 2015British air strikes have killed nearly 1,000 fighters of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq in the past 18 months, according to new Ministry of Defence figures. Figures released under Freedom of Information laws revealed 974 militants were killed in Royal Air Force (RAF) strikes in Iraq between September 2014, when the British bombing campaign began, and last month. Another 22 were killed in Syria between January and March this year, following the decision by the British parliament to extend the mission to Syria in December.

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