EAD MOBritain could bomb the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad without first gaining the approval of MPs, says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, adding it would be very hard to resist US pressure if the White House asked Britain to take part. Johnson’s comments on Thursday follow the recent US bombing of an Assad forces airbase in Syria in response to a deadly chemical incident which the

UK and US are attributing to the Syrian government. The British Parliament held a vote on whether to bomb Assad’s forces in 2013 after an earlier alleged chemical attack. The government of then-Prime Minister David Cameron lost on that occasion after being outflanked by then-Labour leader Ed Miliband. A subsequent vote on whether to extend UK airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) targets from Iraq into Syria was successfully passed in December 2015. READ MORE