Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands have joined the US, Arab allies and other European countries and over the last day have started the fight against the Islamic State from the air over the last day.

Two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18F Super Hornets conducted their first armed combat flights over Iraq on Sunday (October 5) as part of a US-led coalition to fight against Islamic State militants, Australian authorities said.

Footage from Australia’s Department of Defense showed crews boarding planes in United Arab Emirates and during flights in air. […]