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Syria crisis: MPs must vote twice before direct UK action

The House of Commons will have to hold two votes before it can back "direct" military action in Syria, the government has announced.

MPs, returning early to Westminster on Thursday, will debate a motion on a "strong humanitarian response" to an alleged chemical weapons attack.

A second vote on military action will only happen after the UN has considered reports by its inspectors, it adds.

Chris Mason reports.

  • 28 Aug 2013
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