Raab warns that the UK could react against ISIS in Afghanistan, so RAF airstrikes are an option.
Following the UK’s exit, the Royal Air Force could undertake retaliatory attacks against ISIS in Afghanistan, according to the head of the Royal Air Force.
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, suggested that the UK must be willing to strike back against the terrorist group. Despite leaving the nation, Sir Mike stated that if the terrorist group’s presence in Afghanistan develops, the UK would be willing to strike back. Despite the fact that it is difficult to enter the country, he claims that the UK is one of the few countries that can.
“Ultimately what this boils down to is that we’ve got to be able to play a worldwide role in the global coalition to fight Daesh, whether it’s striking, or sending troops or equipment into a particular country, at scale and at speed,” he said in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.
“I have no doubt that if there is a chance for us to assist, we will be ready to do so – that will be wherever where violent extremism rears its head and poses a direct or indirect threat to the UK and our friends.
“We can operate in Afghanistan, which is perhaps one of the most inaccessible places of the world.”
Dominic Raab, meantime, has refused to rule out using legal “self-defense” against the terrorist group.
Mr Raab refused to be drawn on the specifics of any prospective strike in a press conference on Tuesday morning.
“Well, I’m not going to comment any more on the operational aspects that the admiral mentioned,” he added.
“However, the UK retains the right to self-defence in extreme circumstances, and this must include in relation to terrorist organisations operating from abroad.”
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also rebuffed suggestions that the UK’s 20-year program had been a failure.