Blair says 'physical combat' to overcome IS

September 22, 2014 11:53 AM

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The UK and other Western powers should be prepared to commit ground troops to fight against extremists like Islamic State, former prime minister Tony Blair says.

Air strikes alone will not be enough to defeat IS or similar groups, and while training and equipping local fighters may work, the option of sending in combat soldiers should not be ruled out, he says.

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