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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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Striking oilfields in Syria will hit IS 'where it really hurts'

Targeting oil wells controlled by so-called Islamic State in Syria will hit the terror group “harder where it really hurts”, defence secretary Michael Fallon has said.

Four RAF Tornados targeted the Omar oilfield in eastern Syria on Thursday morning, with Mr Fallon saying the mission was believed to have been successful.

He said it was important to strike the oilfields because it would damage IS’s finances.

“This is hitting Isil/Daesh harder where it really hurts because they depend on oil revenue,” said Mr Fallon.

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