Britain Carries Out First Air Strikes on Islamic State in Syria

The strikes came hours after the House of Commons voted 397 to 223 in favor of a motion by Prime Minister David Cameron’s government authorizing military action.

Bombing raids were aimed at ISIS-controlled oil fields which provide the terror group with its source of revenue
British warplanes carried out airstrikes in Syria early Thursday, hours after Parliament voted to authorize air attacks against Islamic State group targets there.

Four Royal Air Force Tornados took off from a British air base in Akrotiri, Cyprus, shortly after the 397-223 vote by lawmakers in the House of Commons.

A Ministry of Defense spokesman told the AP the planes had conducted strikes in Syria, and details about their targets would be provided later Thursday.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give his name when discussing operations