UK says it struck Islamic State fighters in Iraq last month

Britain carried out several air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq last month as part of a coordinated 10-day operation with local ground forces, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Thursday.

Iraqi Security Forces troops cleared IS forces from the Makhmur mountains region, southwest of Erbil, while Royal Air Force (RAF) and other coalition aircraft carried out an air offensive during the operation, the MoD said.

The operation concluded on 22 March when IS...