It’s happened. Australian fighter jets have carried out their first air strike in Syria, according to a statement issued by the US military.
The statement says that three air strikes were conducted: one against an oil collection point, another against an IS tactical unit, and a third on an IS armoured personnel carrier.
The Huffington Post is reporting that the IS armoured personnel carrier, located near Dayr Az Zawr, was destroyed. We are uncertain at this point as to the result of the other two attacks.
Australia was joined in the air strikes by the US, the UAE, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.
It comes four days after Australian pilots flew their first mission into Syria, during which no bombs were dropped.
More to come.