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Tuesday, 04 August 2015 - 7:57
Islamic State crisis: UK to extend air strikes over Iraq
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The defence secretary has said that the UK is to extend air strikes by RAF Tornados against the Islamic State group by an extra year, to March 2017.

Michael Fallon, who is on a visit to Iraq, said the British jets had helped Iraqi forces on the ground to push IS militants out of key towns.

But he ruled out the possibility of Western ground troops joining the fight and said Iraq had not requested this.

The squadron of Tornado GR4 fighter bombers - Number 12 Squadron - was due to be disbanded in March and replaced with a squadron of Typhoon air defence fighters.

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