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PM: UK Airstrikes will help bring political deal in Syria

Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted UK airstrikes will help to bring about a political settlement in Syria, as RAF Typhoons carry out their first attacks on so-called Islamic State.

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Cameron: Military action in Syria 'is going to take time'

Britain's "complex and difficult" military action in Syria "is going to take time" and will require patience and persistence, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Mr Cameron said: "There was a compelling case for extending our airstrikes from Iraq to Syria and I was glad to see such strong support right across Parliament actually from members of six different political parties voting in favour of this necessary action."

But he warned that the UK needed to be "patient and persistent" and that the action would "take time".

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