Today, after a lengthy 10 hour debate, British Parliament voted 397 - 223 in favour of bombing the terrorist group known as ISIS in Syria. This will be an extension of the UK's military activities in the region -- as the UK have been bombing the group in Iraq since September 2014 -- where the motion passed to bomb Iraq by 524 to 43. However, the UK has been hesitant to get involved in Syria until now. The UK will be joining several other countries bombing ISIS in Syria including Australia, Bahrain, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. The result will likely not please Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Though he has fiercely argued against any extension of airstrikes into Syria, there were rumours that Mr. Corbyn would deny his MPs a free vote and force them to vote against airstrikes but they seemed to be unsubstantiated.
With this result it seems that RAF Tornados, armed with Brimstone missiles, will be striking targets in Syria as early as tonight. What this result will mean in the long term is unknown, but the vast majority of the MPs agreed tonight that the UK could not stand by and do nothing as ISIS continue their rampage across the Middle East.