Haytham Al-Hamwi, a member of the Syrian community in Manchester, talks to a friend in Syria online
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Constituents in UK react to Parliamentary vote

30 August 2013 Last updated at 19:57 BST

MPs have rejected possible UK military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government to deter the use of chemical weapons.

David Cameron said he would respect the defeat of a government motion by 285-272, ruling out joining US-led strikes.

However, some Syrian families say they now feel abandoned after last night's vote.

Ed Thomas reports.