Afghanistan: UK ‘Ready’ To Launch Strikes Against IS Fighters, RAF Chief Says

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Forces.net: The head of the Royal Air Force has indicated British forces are prepared to launch air strikes against so-called Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan.

It comes as American forces completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan on Monday – bringing to an end the deployment which began in the wake of the 9/11 attacks two decades ago.

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Eph 5:11

The Taliban has proclaimed “full independence” for Afghanistan after the US withdrawal.

RAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, indicated that the force could strike ISIS-K targets in Afghanistan.

He told the Daily Telegraph: “Ultimately, what this boils down to is that we’ve got to be able to play a global role in the global coalition to defeat Daesh, whether it’s strike, or whether it’s moving troops or equipment into a particular country, at scale and at speed.

“If there’s an opportunity for us to contribute I am in no doubt that we will be ready Read More