IS could come to streets of Britain, warns PM Cameron

An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State (IS) allegedly shows IS fighters raising their weapons in Iraq's Anbar provinceIslamic State fighters sweeping across Syria and Iraq are a direct threat to Britain and the country must use all tools available to halt their advance, Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday. Cameron said that while it would not be right to send an army into Iraq, some degree of military involvement was justified due to the threat that an expanding “terrorist state” would pose to Europe and its allies. “If we do not act to stem the onslaught of this exceptionally dangerous terrorist movement, it will only grow stronger until it can target us on the streets of Britain,” Cameron wrote in The Sunday Telegraph. He did not spell out how Britain’s military could be used, but said he was considering sending body armour and counter-explosive equipment to arm Kurdish forces against the jihadists.

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