British fighter jets strike IS targets in Syria

2015-12-03 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) British fighter jets based in Cyprus have carried out the first UK air strikes on targets belonging to the so-called Islamic State in Syria. Britain had already been involved in attacks against the Islamist group in Iraq.

The attacks in Syria came after over ten hours of contentious debate in the British House of Commons. Parliament voted overwhelmingly to authorise the attacks, 397 to 223.

Listen to Catherine Drew’s report:

(from Vatican Radio)