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MPs back UK air strikes on IS targets in Syria

MPs have voted in favour of air strikes in Syria. RAF Tornado jets have already carried out the first British bombing runs over Syria, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

The air strikes were carried out within hours of a vote by MPs in the Commons to back extending operations against Islamic State (IS) from neighbouring Iraq.

But the action hasn't entirely been supported by MPs from the Meridian region. An MP from Hampshire led the Conservative rebellion against the Prime Minister. Julian Lewis said the Government's policy was hopelessly wrong.

Conservative MP John Baron for Basildon and Billericay, also spoke out against the plans.

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