British Pilots Secretly Bombing Syria


syria-strikeBritish pilots embedded with coalition forces have been conducting airstrikes in Syria, despite the British Parliament’s vote against military action in the region.

The revelation, obtained through a Freedom of Information request by a human-rights group, has sparked outrage among members of parliament, who are demanding the forces be withdrawn immediately.

“Those troops or individuals should be withdrawn from the embedded program whilst this vote holds sway, while it stills hold authority, until we vote again,” said MP John Baron. But the defense ministry said it has been “authorized” to use personnel for such strikes.

“U.K. embeds operate as if they were the host nation’s personnel, under that nation’s chain of command,” it said. Read more at BBC News.

{Andy Newscenter}