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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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Typhoon jets leave UK for RAF Akrotiri

Six extra Typhoon jets are en route to RAF Akrotiri, the Defence Minister confirmed.

The jets took off from RAF Lossiemouth as Michael Fallon announced he was doubling the strike force against IS in Syria.

Two more Tornado jets are also being sent to the UK RAF base in Cyprus after MPs voted to approve military action targeting IS in Syria.

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