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British ‘pharmacist who joined IS’ is detained in Syria

Image copyright Gety Image caption The man was captured in Deir al-Zour, where US and Syrian Democratic Forces are fighting IS militants A British man who says he is a pharmacist from Birmingham has been…

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Syria war: Amnesty says UK ‘should come clean’ on Raqqa attacks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Syrian forces backed by the coalition took back Raqqa from IS in October 2017 The UK should “come clean” about its role in attacks on the Syrian city of Raqqa…


Syria war: MoD admits civilian died in RAF strike on Islamic State

Image copyright MOD Image caption The civilian died after a strike by an RAF Reaper drone An RAF strike on the so-called Islamic State group has caused a civilian casualty, the Ministry of Defence has…


May accused of ‘flagrant disregard’ over Syria strikes

Theresa May has been accused of displaying a “flagrant disregard” for Parliament over the Syria airstrikes during a second day of debate sparked by Britain’s role in the military action. The Prime Minister defended her…



Syria air strikes: MPs to hold second emergency debate

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMay: We have not done this because President Trump asked us to MPs will consider Parliament’s role in approving military action in Syria later after Theresa May…


Syria: Does Russia always use a veto at the UN Security Council?

Image copyright Getty Images Claim: Russia always uses a veto when it comes to votes about Syria at the UN. Verdict: Russia has vetoed several UN resolutions related to the Syrian civil war. But it…


Syria air strikes: Theresa May faces MPs’ questions

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmateur footage shows strikes on a military research facility in Damascus, while state TV shows the damage Theresa May is to face MPs’ questions about her decision…


PM to call for emergency debate over Syria strikes

The Prime Minister will tell MPs she acted “in Britain’s national interest” by ordering airstrikes on Syria as the Government calls for an emergency debate on the issue. Theresa May will pre-empt planned opposition motions…


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