Britain starts bombing ISIS targets following parliamentary approval
RAF planes bombed ISIS targets in Syria for the first time early Thursday morning, immediately after the British parliament authorized such attacks by a large majority. All of the Tornado bombers took off from the Akrotiri British air force base in Cyprus and returned safely to the base after carrying out the airstrikes. Reports said the bombers attacked targets in the Omar oil fields in eastern Syria.
The House of Commons approved the use of force against ISIS by a 397-223 margin after a 10-hour debate, with 66 Labour MPs voting in favor. Prime Minister David Cameron said MPs had "taken the right decision to keep the country safe."