Saturday, September 25, 2021

French Rafale destroyed Daesh bed down location (BDL) in Iraq

On May 10, during an area control mission planned by the Iraqi security forces, a Rafale patrol carried out an AASM fire, which destroyed a building used by Daesh as a recovery place.

Two Rafale took off from Jordan from the airbase in the Levant (BAP H5) to participate in a zone control operation planned by the Iraqi security forces.

Early in the morning, after an air refueling carried out by an American KC-10, a Rafale fired an AASM bomb which destroyed a building used by Daesh fighters as a bed down location (BDL) – recovery site-, west of Kirkuk, in an area identified as a refuge for the terrorist group.

According to the French Air Force, the mission contributes significantly to the lessen of terrorist organization’ military potential and to prevent its revival, and to support the Iraqi forces deployed on the ground.

The Rafale stationed in the Levant airbase perform daily missions to support the Iraqi forces’ fight against Daesh; also, they carry out reconnaissance and air superiority missions over Iraq and Syria alongside the other members of the coalition.

George Costa
George Costa is a reporter specialized in defence and security systems. He covers international defence and security issues, such as international conflicts, WMD proliferation, and cybersecurity, as well as news reporting on developments in the global defence community.