PM in surprise visit to Cyprus base

October 3, 2014 2:01 AM

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David Cameron announced the deployment of two more RAF Tornado fighter bombers to join the attacks on Islamic State (IS) militants as he made a surprise visit to the base where they are operating.

The Prime Minister, arriving at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, also promised that the operational life of the aircraft - which was due to be withdrawn from service next year - would be extended until 2016.

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