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UK F35s complete first operational missions to Syria and Iraq from RAF Akrotiri
CNA - Stavros Koniotis - CYPRUS/Limassol 25/06/2019 10:57

The UK’s newest and most advanced generation of fighter jet, the Lightning F-35B, has completed its first operational missions to Syria and Iraq, as part of the ongoing fight against Daesh, following a successful training period in Cyprus, UK Defence Secretary, Penny Mordaunt said during a visit she paid to the British Bases in Cyprus.

Mordaunt, who had a meeting with Defence Minister Savvas Angelides, during her visit to the island, told the media that "it was really great to talk to him about the common threats that we face and how together we can work to tacke them", noting that "I have seen over those years our defense partnership grow."

"What we have seen over recent years is an ever closer partnership forming and I want to take that forward," she noted, adding that "we are living in some very uncertain time.


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