British bombers take off from Cyprus base after UK parliament vote to bomb ISIS

Two British fighter jets took off from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus early on Thursday shortly after Britain`s parliament voted to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, a Reuters witness said.

AFP| Last Updated: Dec 03, 2015, 06:16 AM IST

Akrotiri: Two British fighter jets took off from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus early on Thursday shortly after Britain`s parliament voted to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, a Reuters witness said.

The destination of the two jets was not immediately clear and there was no comment from British authorities.

RAF Akrotiri has been used as a launchpad for attacks on Islamic State targets in Iraq for just over a year, and late on Wednesday Britain`s parliament broadened its scope for targetting targets in Syria.