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Nearly 100 Labour MPs would support Syria airstrikes, Shadow Cabinet told

The Shadow Cabinet has been told that nearly 100 Labour MPs would back David Cameron's proposal to begin airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, according to ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship.

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Syria airstrikes: Cameron accuses Jeremy Corbyn of being 'terrorist sympathiser'

It's thought No.10 is concerned support from Labour's backbenchers may be waning. Credit: PA

David Cameron has appealed to Conservative MPs to help him gain an overall majority in parliament in favour of military action in Syria by warning them against voting alongside "Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathisers".

The Guardian reports that the Prime Minister told a meeting of the 1922 Committee that he needed to win a vote on the basis of Tory support to secure a clear consensus.

Mr Cameron reportedly told the committee:

You should not be walking through the lobbies with Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathisers.

– David Cameron
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RAF on standby ahead of commons vote on Syria airstrikes

RAF pilots and ground crew are on standby at a base Cyprus to launch airstrikes in Syria if tomorrow's vote is passed.

RAF Akrotiri is already being used for round-the-clock missions against so-called Islamic State targets in Iraq - which could now be extended to strike in Syrian airspace.

ITV News Correspondent Emma Murphy reports from Cyprus:

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