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Government loses Syria vote in Commons

British MPs have voted to reject possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons.

A government motion was defeated 285 to 272, a majority of 13 votes.

Prime Minster David Cameron said it was clear Parliament does not want action and "the government will act accordingly".

The BBC's Norman Smith said that the vote rules out British involvement in any strikes.

  • 29 Aug 2013
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