British drones attacking ISIS in Iraq and Syria could be sent to Gulf to ...

() British drones attacking ISIS in Iraq and Syria could be sent to Gulf to protect shipping from Iran in the wake of tanker crisis Navy chiefs have requested surveillance support to combat the threat from Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz  Drones targeting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria could be redeployed to the Gulf Commodore Dean Bassett, the UK’s maritime component commander, said Britain was ‘actively looking’ at options to boost its military presence

By Larissa Brown For The Daily Mail

Published: 01:12 BST, 2 September 2019 | Updated: 07:21 BST, 2 September 2019

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Drones targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria could be redeployed to the Gulf to help protect shipping from Iran.

Navy chiefs have requested surveillance support to combat the threat from Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz.

The most senior Briton in the Gulf, Commodore Dean Bassett, the UK’s maritime component commander, said Britain was ‘actively looking’ at options to boost its military presence. It is understood one option being considered is sending Reaper aircraft,

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