On a visit to RAF pilots in Italy, David Cameron announced that four more GR4 ground attack planes will deploy to their Gioia Del Colle airbase.
Britain is having to shoulder a greater share of the burden after the U.S. began to withdraw its jets.
William Hague told MPs the UK was also prepared to give ‘non-lethal equipment’ to help the opposition forces trying to overthrow the dictator, starting with communications gear.
Amid mounting concern that the conflict could go on for months, the Foreign Secretary said only a ‘genuine ceasefire’ and a withdrawal of armed forces from contested cities would end the air strikes.
Senior military sources said there were still a large number of ‘bad guys’ for Nato warplanes to attack – an indication that the ground war is not going as well as hoped.
This will raise fears that Britain is being pulled ever deeper into the conflict – leaving the RAF overstretched. Read More