UK vote to join Syria air strikes is 'right decision': Cameron

2nd December 2015, Comments 0 comments

Prime Minister David Cameron said a parliamentary vote Wednesday in favour of Britain joining air strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Syria was "the right decision".

"I believe the house has taken the right decision to keep the UK safe -- military action in Syria as one part of a broader strategy," he wrote on Twitter.

His comments came shortly after the House of Commons voted by a clear majority of 174 MPs in favour of air strikes, with 397 voting in favour and 223 voting against.

British planes could now be poised to join air strikes on IS targets in Syria within hours.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the first strikes could come as early as "tomorrow (Thursday) night".

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