Moment RAF pilot Matt Axcell bombed ISIS targets in Raqqa

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A squadron leader who launched 'off the cuff' airstrikes on ISIS mortars with only minutes of fuel left has been given a gallantry award.

Matt Axcell, 40, planned the complex strikes in just 20 minutes using a pencil, an A5 pad on his knee and a pair of night-vision goggles.

His plane, an RAF Tornado and two Typhoons launched strikes to take out 12 ISIS mortars defending the so-called Black Stadium in the city of Raqqa, Syria, where thugs torture and kill prisoners.

An attack of such complexity had never been attempted before in Syria, and Mr Axcell has been given a Mention in Dispatches gallantry award for his efforts.

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