British bombers make first air strikes on Syria after UK parliament vote

Peace and Freedom

By Michele Kambas and Guy Faulconbridge

AKROTIRI, Cyprus/LONDON (Reuters) – British bombers made their first strikes on Syria on Thursday, just hours after Britain’s parliament voted to target Islamic State targets in Syria, a government source said.

Tornado bombers took off from the RAF Akrotiri air base in Cyprus and made strikes on targets in Syria, the source said. The bombers were back at base.

“A strike was made from over Syria,” said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The source declined to give further operational information about the targets or the…

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