British military intervention in Syria seems a step closer after jet fighters from Lincolnshire were sent to Cyprus to guard against potential air strikes by President Assad's regime.
Six Typhoon jets have flown out of RAF Coningsby to act as a "defensive shield" for a British airforce base on the island in the event of attack by what defence sources are calling "rogue aircraft."
The move puts our local service personnel closer to any potential front line. James Webster reports.
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