By Neil Halligan
Jets hit their targets and returned safely to base
The UAE Air Force F-16 squadron deployed to an airbase in Jordan conducted fresh airstrikes over the weekend against the terrorist organisation ISIL.
Emirates news agency WAM reports that the UAE F-16s struck a number of ISIL’s operation and extraction points along crude oil pipelines in order to dry up the terror group’s sources of funding.
The report says the jets hit their targets and returned safely to base.
The UAE sent a squadron of F16 jet fighters to Jordan last month to conduct air strikes against ISIL alongside Jordanian planes.
A video of UAE fighter aircraft from the F-16 squadron carrying out airstrikes from a base in Jordan against ISIL was released last month.