British air strikes in Syria have helped allow Sunni states to ‘ditch fight against Isis and focus bombing on Shiites in Yemen’

Britain’s decision to bomb Isis in Syria has helped to allow Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Gulf States to play less of a role in the fight against Isis, it has been claimed.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond confirmed to MPs on Wednesday that there had been a “decrease in air sorties by Arab allies” in Syria due to the “challenges” of the Yemen conflict and research by the House of Commons Library found that 94 per cent of air strikes against Isis in Syria had been carried out by the United States.

Well isn’t that sweet…

  • pdxnag

    If it yells Allahu Akbar it is the enemy. Deciphering the dialect is a fool’s errand.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Anyone who believes the Saudi coalition was formed to fight ISIS is a fool, and that includes the media, which were duped (again).

  • Jay Currie

    I am trying to see a downside here. The Brits bomb ISIS – in a rather leisurely way admittedly – and the Saudis go after Shias.

    End of the day, a bunch of anti-Western terrorists are dead. I say “win-win”.

  • luna

    Best scenario will be Sunni & Shia nuke each other.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Brits are using 6 old Tornadoes. That’s it.