Britain launches airstrikes on ISIS in Syria
Britain has launched air strikes on Syria, hours after MPs overwhelmingly endorsed David Cameron’s plan to bomb what he called the “medieval murderers” of Isis.
Four Tornado bombers took off from the RAF Akrotiri air base in Cyprus and struck targets in Syria, news agencies reported, quoting government officials.
The sorties follow a day of high drama at Westminster on Wednesday, when dozens of Labour MPs ignored their leader Jeremy Corbyn and backed military action. Britain has now joined France in a US-led coalition committed to attacking the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in its heartlands. Read More