- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

Britain’s defense secretary says British Tornados struck at oil fields that help finance the activities of the Islamic State group — the first strikes to follow after a vote in Parliament authorizing military action in Syria.

Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told the BBC that the Omar fields in eastern Syria were targeted to strike “a very real blow at the oil and the revenue” on which the Islamic State group depends. The strikes follow within hours of Parliament’s vote to attack the group, also known as Isil, Isis and by its Arabic acronym, Daesh.

Fallon confirmed that eight more jets were on their way to Britain’s base in Cyprus to join attacks and warned that military action against Islamic State should be expected to continue not for months, but years.

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