Parliament votes for air strikes against militants in Syria

Image: RAF Tornados are seen at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, December 2, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

LONDON (Reuters) – MPs voted by 397 to 223 on Wednesday in favour of launching air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria after more than 10 hours of debate.

Britain has been bombing in Iraq for more than a year and Prime Minister David Cameron had urged lawmakers to back extending air strikes to Syria to target militants he said were plotting attacks on the West.

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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