Cameron makes case for Britain to join Syria air strikes

Britain launched air strikes against Islamic State targets inside Iraq in 2014Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday argued his case to MPs for Britain to join air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria, amid signs that opposition was weakening after the Paris attacks. Cameron told the House of Commons that Britain should not “wait until an attack takes place here” before acting, adding it was “morally” unacceptable to be “content with outsourcing our security to our allies”. While the numbers are tight, MPs look set to approve the move, meaning the first British air strikes on Syria could come within days.

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