A Tornado jet leaving RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus
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Four Tornado jets leave RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus

Four Tornado jets have taken off from RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, the first to do so since MPs voted for UK air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria.

The Ministry of Defence has not confirmed where they were going.

A further four fighter jets are on standby at the air base, which is used to launch bombing missions to Iraq.

The BBC's Jonathan Beale was at the runway in Akrotiri as the first pair of Tornados landed.

  • 03 Dec 2015
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