Britain, Denmark, Belgium join the fight against Islamic State militants

September 26, 2014 6:50 PM

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Britain, Denmark, Belgium join the fight against Islamic State militants

LONDON — Britain, Belgium and Denmark today joined the U.S.-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes on Islamic State group in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle against the extremists.

The European lawmakers flatly described the moves as critical to security on home soil, arguing that facing down terrorists has become a matter of urgency. British Prime Minister David Cameron made a passionate plea for action in drastic terms — noting that the militants had beheaded their victims, ...

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