North Cyprus News | Online News for North Cyprus

RAF fighters on standby if air strikes in Syria voted in

RAF fighters on standby if air strikes in Syria voted in

December 01
11:51 2015

While British Prime Minister David Cameron waits for the consent of parliament to agree to bombing raids against ISIL in Syria, RAF air and ground crew are standing by, a report in ‘The Times’ said on Tuesday.

In the event of a “yes” vote from British MPs, six jet fighters will head from the UK to RAF Akrotiri to join the fight against the Islamist militant group. The UK is already flying missions to Iraq in the fight against ISIL.

The Press Association states that there is growing support for further action against the militants, however, public and political opinion is still divided on how to attack the extremist militants against fears of reprisals in UK major cities and the difficulty of pinpointing militant targets. ISIL fighters tend to blend themselves into the general population, therefore the risk of civilian casualties is extremely high, while not guaranteeing success in air strikes.

Prime Minister Cameron maintains that: “It is in the national interest, it is the right thing to do, we will be acting with our allies, we will be careful and responsible as we do so, but in my view it’s the right thing to do this to keep our country safe”.

Cyprus Mail, The Times

 

Local Weather

Kyrenia, Cyprus
20°
17°
Mon
16°
Tue
16°
Wed
15°
Thu
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

Lira Exchange Rates

USD
USD
3.7591
EUR
EUR
4.7052
GBP
GBP
5.3090

Upcoming Events

  1. Exhibition of Turkish Cypriot Artists

    January 25 @ 9:00 am - February 23 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Church Services

    February 18
  3. NCCCT Bingo Night

    February 18
  4. Whirling Dervish

    February 19