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The RAF drone busters.

RAF Reaper drones have killed more than a dozen Islamic State fighters trying to launch their own unmanned drone attacks over the past week.

The jihadis were hit in eastern Syria as coalition forces drive IS from boltholes following the fall of Raqqa.

It is the first time the RAF has targeted IS drone operators, who have murdered scores of victims in the past year. On Thursday, in the first of three strikes, an RAF Reaper hit an ISIS fighter trying to strike coalition forces with a drone armed with a bomb.

On Saturday another strike wiped out a jihadi drone team with a Hellfire missile. Then on Sunday an RAF Reaper fired a Hellfire through a window to incinerate more IS fighters.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: "The work our brave Armed Forces do is paramount to our security."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 16, 2018
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