LONDON British bombers produced their second round of strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria late on Friday, again hitting oil fields, British defense minister Michael Fallon stated on Saturday.
“Final evening we saw the Typhoons in action for the very first time, successfully hitting an oil field, oil well heads in eastern Syria out in the Omar field,” Fallon told Sky News.
British lawmakers authorized the bombing of Islamic State targets in Syria on Thursday. Hours right after that approval, British bombers struck the oilfields that the government says are getting employed to fund attacks on the West.
The Typhoon fighter bombers had only arrived at Britain’s airbase in Akrotiri, Cyprus on Thursday, bolstering its strike force of Tornado warplanes.
Fallon was speaking during a visit to the British airbase in Cyprus.
(Reporting by James Davey Editing by Tom Heneghan)