UK MPs approve air strikes against ISIL in Syria - Forums

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

UK MPs approve air strikes against ISIL in Syria

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • UK MPs approve air strikes against ISIL in Syria

    UK MPs approve air strikes against ISIL in Syria

    A total of 397 MPs voted in favour of expanding air strikes, while 223 voted against.

    03 Dec 2015 03:28 GMT

    The British parliament has approved authorisation to use military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Syria, despite sharp objections and a warning of an "ill thought-out rush to war" from the opposition Labour Party.

    The vote on Wednesday followed more than 10 hours of debate, with David Cameron, the UK prime minister, calling on Britain to take immedate action against the "medieval monsters" in its stronghold within Syria.

    For his part, the opposition Labour Pary leader, Jeremy Corbyn, questioning the lack of strategy to defeat ISIL and end the civil conflict.

    A total of 397 MPs voted in favour of the air strikes, while 223 voted against.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/1...164614497.html
    Last edited by Gonjeeshk; 12-03-2015, 04:21 PM.

  • #2
    UK launches air strikes on ISIL targets in Syria

    British jets carry out air raids just hours after parliament passes motion authorising use of force against group.

    03 Dec 2015 12:03 GMT

    British fighter planes have struck suspected ISIL targets in Syria, just hours after MPs approved a motion authorising the use of military force against the group.

    A British Ministry of Defence spokesman confirmed to Al Jazeera that Tornado jets had returned to base after conducting combat missions against the group on Thursday.

    In a statement released later on Thursday, the ministry said the raids were conducted in coordination with aircraft from allied states, striking ISIL oil interests,

    The jets "employed Paveway IV guided bombs to conduct strikes against six targets within the extensive oilfield at Omar, 35 miles (56km) inside Syria’s eastern border with Iraq," the statement said.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/1...123050504.html

    Comment

    Unconfigured Ad Widget

    Collapse
    Working...
    X