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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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First Typhoons deployed from RAF Akrotiri

The first British Typhoon jets have been deployed from RAF Akrotiri as part of the campaign to defeat so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Two Typhoons and two Tornado jets have taken off from the British military base in Cyprus to take part in the combat mission following the deployment of jets to the base after Wednesday's Commons vote approved airstrikes against IS in Syria.

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