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UK deploys more fighter jets to Middle East

British Defence Secretary Grant Shapps said the UK deployed additional Royal Air Force fighter jets to the Middle East to help intercept "any airborne attacks within range of our existing missions".

Shapps added that refuelling tankers were also sent to the region. The Royal Air Force took part in intercepting some of the drones launched by Iran against Israel on Saturday night.