UK launches its first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

London, SANA-British Defense Ministry announced that its warplanes launched on Thursday morning their first airstrikes against supposed positions of ISIS in Syria without clarifying the results of those strikes.

The strikes came hours after the British Parliament approved the involvement of UK in the US-led Coalition against ISIS.

“Tornado jets have carried out their first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, targeting an oil field and returned to Akrotiri air base in Cyprus,” AFP quoted the speaker of the UK Ministry of Defense as saying.

The speaker added that 2 Tornado jets and 6 Typhoon attack jets will be sent in the coming hours to beef up the squadron located in Cyprus.
In turn, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said that the ministry will evaluate the results of the British airstrikes later, claiming that the airstrikes aim at degrading the oil revenues of ISIS.

A number of Western analysts believe that the UK involvement in the US-led coalition will not be effective.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

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