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RAF jets on standby to carry out strikes on IS

The UK Parliament has backed British participation in air strikes against Islamic State extremists in Iraq.

After a seven-hour debate, MPs voted for military action by 524 votes

Six RAF tornado jets are ready to carry out strikes, possibly within hours.

The jets are based in Akrotiri in Cyprus where they have been carrying out reconnaissance missions.

Jonathan Beale reports.

  • 26 Sep 2014
  • From the section UK