Theresa May: No plans for British military action in Syria

The bomb-damaged Old City area of Aleppo. Credit: Reuters

Britain has no plans for military action in Syria, a spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed.

"There are no plans for military action. We are working with the international community to look at how to bring the conflict to an end," the spokesperson confirmed, adding that there were a range of other options available.

They added: "We need to think through carefully the consequences of any action.

"We are talking to partners about is there any more we can be doing to end this appalling conflict."

The comments were made after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday that Britain was looking again at its military involvement in Syria, but any action would need to be part of a coalition involving the US and would not be likely to happen soon.

In 2013 Parliament voted against plans to bomb the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Since December 2015 the UK has been involved in bombing raids against so-called Islamic State.