HC Deb 05 March 1928 vol 214 c831W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of bombing expeditions undertaken to date by the Royal Air Force against the Akhwan tribe in Iraq?


I have been asked to reply. Since the inception of the recent disturbances air operations have been carried out from day to day against the Akhwan marauders and have comprised not only bombing of raiding parties and similar objectives, but also reconnaissance or other action. Operations of this character cannot possibly be categorised into a specific number of bombing expeditions.

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