The U.K. Begins Strikes on ISIS

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Dec 03, 2015 3:25 PM
The U.K. Begins Strikes on ISIS

Shortly after the U.K. Parliament voted to carry out airstrikes on ISIS, the first strikes went out early Thursday morning. The strikes were targeting an oil field in Eastern Syria, according to CNN.

"RAF Tornadoes have just returned from their first offensive operation over Syria and have conducted strikes," a spokesman for Britain's Ministry of Defense (MOD) said early Thursday.

The four jets took off from Akrotiri air base in Cyprus, targeting an oil field in Eastern Syria, the MOD told CNN.

More details on the operation are expected from the ministry later today.

Lawmakers voted 397 in favor of action and 223 against, following a 10-hour debate.