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Syria air strikes: Theresa May faces MPs' questions

16-04-2018

Theresa May is to face MPs' questions about her decision to authorise air strikes against the Syrian government.

Opposition parties say MPs should have been consulted before the UK joined the US and France in bombing three Syrian sites, in response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma.

Labour says its advice suggests the military strikes were not legal.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson promised MPs would have "abundant time" to have their say.

The Scottish National Party has said it will seek to force a vote on the issue, arguing that Theresa May's decision to authorise UK participation in air strikes without prior parliamentary approval was a "disgrace".

Sites near Damascus and Homs were hit on Saturday in response to the alleged chemical attack on Douma on 7 April.

Both Syria, which denies any chemical use, and Russia, which provides military support to the Syrian government, have reacted angrily to the action.

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