Britain says killed 330 Islamic State fighters in air strikes

By REUTERS
September 17, 2015 10:02

 
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LONDON - About 330 Islamic State fighters have been killed in British air strikes since the Royal Air Force began carrying out raids against the group in September last year, Britain's Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has said.

"This figure is highly approximate, not least given the absence of UK ground troops in a position to observe the effects of strike activity," Fallon said in a written parliamentary statement.

"We do not believe there have been any civilian casualties as a result of UK strike activity."

Britain has regularly conducted attacks on Islamic State (IS) targets in Iraq as part of US-led air strikes, but does not take part in raids in Syria after Prime Minister David Cameron lost a 2013 parliamentary vote to approve military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad.


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