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U.K. Conducts Firsts Reaper Drone Strike Controlled From Britain

Britain’s Royal Air Force has conducted its first Reaper drone strike in Afghanistan using operators based in the U.K.

“A Reaper remotely piloted aircraft system, operated by pilots from 13 Squadron located at RAF Waddington, has fired a weapon during a mission supporting U.K. forces on the ground in Afghanistan,” the Ministry of Defense said in an e-mailed response to questions, without disclosing further details.