Britain To Back Syria Air Strikes In Wednesday’s Vote

The UK is already involved in bombing IS targets in Iraq.
The UK is already involved in bombing IS targets in Iraq.

The UK is already involved in bombing IS targets in Iraq.

Britain looks to join air strikes on Islamic State 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. But Labour was left deeply split on the issue after its left wing leader Jeremy Corbyn confirmed that he would vote against air strikes while a string of other centrist MPs said they would support them. 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. “We will make sure that we have a long and full debate on Wednesday.” Cameron has wanted Britain to extend its operations against IS jihadists in Iraq to Syria for months but held back because he would not have been able to gain support from parliament due to Labour opposition. In his statement the prime minister said Britain wanted to “answer the call from our allies and work with them because IS is a threat to our country and this is the right thing to do.”

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