UK launches first Syria air strikes after MPs approval
3 December 2015
From the section UK
A Tornado leaving RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus following the House of Commons vote
RAF Tornado jets have carried out their first air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
The strikes came hours after MPs voted in favour of UK air strikes in Syria.
They backed the action by 397 votes to 223 after a 10-hour debate in the House of Commons.
Four Tornado jets took off from RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, shortly after the vote.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said the sorties had returned from the “first …read more
Source:: BBC UK