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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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UK airstrikes 'concrete demonstration of solidarity'

Laurent Fabius Credit: Reuters

The vote to launch UK airstrikes targeting IS in Syria is a concrete demonstration of solidarity with France, the French foreign affairs minister has said.

I welcome the vote by the British House of Commons authorising an intensification of the United Kingdom's military efforts in the fight against Daesh (so-called Isil) by extending them to Syria.

Through this vote and these actions, the UK is signalling its determination to combat Daesh. A fortnight after the 13 November attacks, this is a concrete demonstration of solidarity with our country.

– Laurent Fabius

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