‘Britain should join Syria air strikes’
27 November 2015, Nirapad News: Britain should join air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) of Iraq and Syria in Syria.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said, reports Al Jazeera.
Cameron attempted to persuade politicians to back action in parliament, arguing the Paris attacks have given new urgency to the fight against IS.
The Royal Air Force is part of a US-led coalition attacking fighters in Iraq, but not in Syria.
Cameron said Britain must join the coalition in Syria to deny IS a ‘safe haven’ from which to plot mass-casualty attacks around the world.
‘I believe that we should now take the decision to extend British air strikes against ISIL into Syria,’ he said in a written statement to MPs.
‘It is wrong for the United Kingdom to sub-contract its security to other countries.’
On Monday in France, Cameron and French President Francois Hollande pledged to step up security measures after the attacks in Paris on November 13 that killed 130 people.
A parliamentary vote on the issue is expected next week.
Earlier this month, parliament’s Foreign Affairs Select Committee said British air strikes would be ‘incoherent’ and ineffective without a plan to end Syria’s civil war.
Cameron replied on Thursday in the House of Commons saying air strikes were part of a ‘comprehensive overall strategy’ to destroy IS and end the Syrian war.