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UK F-35 fighters fly missions from Cyprus over Syria, Iraq

Britain’s most advanced military aircraft, the Lightning F-35B, has flown its first missions over Syria and Iraq as part of ongoing operations against remnants of the Islamic State group, the…

  • NICOSIA-The Associated Press
  • Hurriyet

Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt said in a statement released on June 25 that the jets’ first operational mission from a British air base in Cyprus was made following a highly successful training…

“Their first real operational mission is a significant step into the future for the U.K.,” Mordaunt said.

Six F-35B aircraft from 617 Squadron flown by three British Royal Navy and three Royal Air Force pilots, arrived at…

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