Britain launches first Syria air strikes

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London, Dec 3: Royal Air Force Tornado jets on Thursday carried out their first air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, hours after MPs voted in favour of British air strikes in Syria.

The MPs backed the action by 397 votes to 223 after a 10-hour debate in the House of Commons, BBC reported.

UK launches first Syria air strikes

Four Tornado jets took off from RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, shortly after the vote late Wednesday night.

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IANS

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