War on Isis: Michael Fallon confirms first UK air strikes on Daesh in Syria’s Omar oil fields
By Ian Silvera
The UK has begun bombing Islamic State (Isis) targets in Syria after MPs backed the military action in a late vote in the House of Commons on 2 December. The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon confirmed on the morning of 3 December that four RAF Tornado jets based in Cyprus had carried out operations in the Middle Eastern nation.
“The vote last night freed the RAF up,” the top Tory told BBC Breakfast. “They’ve been able to attack these terrorists on one side of the border, now they are free to attack some of their key targets on the other side of the border as well. I approved a series of targets in the Omar oil fields from which the oil production is derived, this helps to finance Daesh [Isis].”