Thursday, August 12, 2010

Two more RAF Tornado jets to be sent to Afghanistan

The UK is to send two extra RAF Tornado jets to support soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan, Defence Secretary Liam Fox has said while visiting troops.Dr Fox insisted real progress was being made in the country, with Afghans taking the lead in more operations.The commander of US and Nato forces, Gen David Petraeus, had asked for additional air support to provide greater protection to ground forces.The two Tornado GR4 aircraft will join the eight already in Afghanistan.

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