Report: British fighters flew over Israel to strike IS targets in Iraq

British jet fighters of the Royal Air Force have flown over Israel on their way to strike caves used by the Islamic State in Iraq, Channel 12 news reports.

The strike occurred sometime during the March 10-12 period. The RAF says in a statement today that Typhoon FGR4 fighter jets used Storm Shadow missiles against IS targets south-west of Erbil city in northern Iraq.

Illustrative: A Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter in England, June 29, 2019. (Courtesy: Royal Air Force)

Channel 12 reports that the jets took off from Cyprus, and says the fighters could be observed flying over Israel on several recent occasions on flight-tracking sites.