British forces have conducted their first drone attack on ISIS militants in Iraq. It was part of a series of coalition missions conducted near Bayji, north of Baghdad, where extremists were planting improvised explosive devices.
British defense officials say an unmanned aircraft known as a Royal Air Force Reaper ‘successfully attacked terrorists using a Hellfire missile. About five Reapers previously based in Afghanistan were recently deployed to Iraq and are piloted remotely by RAF personnel in the area.
ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London.
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