UK: Warplanes are set to strike in Iraq, but are gathering intel for now

September 27, 2014 5:18 PM

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UK: Warplanes are set to strike in Iraq, but are gathering intel for now

(CNN) -- British jets sent to join the fight against ISIS have conducted reconnaissance missions but have not yet targeted any militant positions, the country's Ministry of Defence said Saturday.

The intelligence gathered by the aircraft will help determine targets for future missions, according to the ministry. They're ready to strike when necessary, the ministry said.

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