#UK UK parliament votes in favour of joining Syria air strikes


News crews gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London on December 2, 2015, where members of parliament were debating a motion to join air strikes on Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria

London (AFP) – Britain’s parliament voted Wednesday in favour of joining international air strikes on Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria.

The move proposed by Prime Minister David Cameron’s government was approved by a clear majority of 174 MPs, with 397 voting in favour and 223 voting against.

The vote in the House of Commons came after over ten hours of often heated debate.

British planes could now be poised to join air strikes on jihadist targets in Syria within hours.

Cameron had wanted to extend Britain’s role in the fight against IS for months but made a fresh push for the vote in the wake of the Paris attacks last month.

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