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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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RAF targets IS revenue streams with oilfield airstrikes

Bombing oilfields in eastern Syria was an attempt to hit so-called Islamic State's revenue stream, but it was also a static, guaranteed target for Britain's first mission over the country.

It is hoped the strikes will stop the production of oil that funds IS, as ITV News correspondent Emma Murphy reports.

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