Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy: http://www.newsy.com/privacy/

UK Approves Airstrikes In Syria

The country is already conducting airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq.
SMS

"The ayes to the right, 397. The nos to the left, 223. The ayes have it, the ayes have it." Speaker of the House John Bercow announced.

British Members of Parliament just approved airstrikes in Syria, joining an effort by France, the U.S. and Russia, among other countries. (Video via CJTF-OIR)  

The vote was 397 to 223.

All day, the House of Commons heard divided arguments over the airstrikes.

A majority of Conservatives were in favor of the airstrikes.

Members of the Labour Party, headed by Jeremy Corbyn, were split over whether or not to launch airstrikes. Despite his strong opposition to military intervention, Corbyn decided not to try to rally Labour members of Parliament to vote against the airstrikes.

The U.K. will continue its airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and provide material support to anti-ISIS rebels in both Iraq and Syria. (Video via U.K. Ministry of Defense)

Featured Stories
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May Calls For 'Hard Brexit' — Here's What That Means

Photos of Donald Trump and John Lewis.

Trump Says Lewis Is 'Wrong' About Never Skipping An Inauguration

Flowers and candles are placed outside the Reina nightclub in Istanbul.

Suspect In The Istanbul New Year's Eve Nightclub Attack Confesses

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More World Terrorism Coverage