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Islamic State: Military Intervention

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 24285, tabled on 26 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times (a) Brimstone missiles, (b) Hellfire missiles and (c) Paveway IV guided bombs have been deployed against targets in (i) Iraq since September 2014 and (ii) Syria since December 2015.

Answered on

29 January 2016


The number of weapons fired by each weapon type in each country during the period requested up to 24 January 2016 is shown below:


RAF Weapon Usage on Op SHADER in Iraq and Syria


Weapon Type

Number of weapons fired at targets in Iraq From September 2014

Number of weapons fired at targets in Syria From 2 December 2015

Hellfire

311

7

Dual Mode Seeker Brimstone

117

9

Paveway IV

540

34


The Ministry of Defence provides a regular update on airstrikes at http//www.gov.uk/government/news/update-air-strikes-in-Iraq