Britain set to back Syria air strikes in vote Wednesday

British Prime Minister David Cameron (C), pictured at the dispatch box in the House of Commons in London on November 26, 2015, says parliament will hold a vote on joining air strikes on SyriaBritain looks poised to join air strikes on Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria this week after Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday that a vote would be held in parliament Wednesday. The announcement came after the main opposition Labour party decided to let its MPs vote with their individual consciences rather than trying to force them to oppose military action, meaning Cameron is set to get the clear majority he wanted. “I can announce that I will be recommending to Cabinet tomorrow that we hold a debate and a vote in the House of Commons to extend the air strikes,” Cameron said in a televised statement.

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