U.K. Begins Syria Airstrikes After Parliament Backs Cameron

December 3, 2015 8:32 AM

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The U.K. carried out its first airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria, after lawmakers voted to support the government and approve military action in a parliamentary vote that highlighted the deep splits in the opposition Labour Party.

The strikes came hours after the House of Commons in London voted 397 to 223 in favor of a motion by Prime Minister David Cameron’s government authorizing action late on Wednesday. Supporters of airstrikes argued during more than 10 hours of debate that Britain should answer the call of allies inclu...

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