British warplanes have targeted one of Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein’s palaces in the northern city of Mosul, the UK Ministry of Defense says.
According to a statement by the ministry on Wednesday, two Tornado warplanes from the Royal Air Force carried out the attack on August 1, as part of a multinational squadron tasked with destroying the Daesh-controlled palace.
The compound, located near the Tigris River, was used by the Takfiri group “as a major headquarters and training center for foreign terrorist recruits,” the statement added.
It was one of the 50 luxury mansions that Saddam built across the Arab country during his 24-year reign. The Mosul palace featured man-made waterfalls and housed American military personnel during the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.
Apparently, the fortified complex also included more discreet outbuildings that were used by Daesh for internal security and repression.
The Tornado jets were reportedly fitted…