British PM denies Syria strikes climbdown

Britain's RAF Tornado GR4 fighter bombers based in Cyprus are carrying out air strikes, reconnaissance and surveillance over Iraq as part of US-led operationsThe British government on Tuesday denied it was abandoning plans for a parliamentary vote to join air strikes in Syria as an influential committee of MPs advised against action. Newspaper reports suggested Prime Minister David Cameron had abandoned plans to seek parliamentary approval to extend missions against the Islamic State jihadist group from Iraq into neighbouring Syria.

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