UK begins airstrikes against IS in Syria
Friday, December 4, 2015
The government of the United Kingdom has said Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers began airstrikes yesterday against Islamic State targets in Syria. The bombings follow British Members of Parliament (MPs) voted to support action against IS in Syria on Wednesday.
RAF Cyprus attacked oilfields in Syria which are controlled by and fund IS. said the airstrikes were designed to deliver "a very real blow on the oil and revenue" of IS.bombers based at in
Astatement said six "elements of the oilfield infrastructure were targeted" by the Tornados with support from other aircraft. It said sensors on the aircraft determined the targets were clear of non-combatants.
Scottish National Party (SNP), almost all of whose MPs voted against taking action in Syria., leader of the UK's opposition , voted against airstrikes, arguing the need for bombings "did not stack up". Mr Cameron also failed to get support from the
Following the airstrikes, Prime Minister Cameron said they had been "good for the country" and indicated "patience" would be needed in fighting IS. Mr Fallon said the UK are due to bomb more IS targets in Syria "in the next few days and weeks".
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