Britain moves toward airstrikes against Islamic State

September 24, 2014 12:59 PM

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LONDON — After weeks of largely staying on the sidelines amid a U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State fighters, Britain on Wednesday appeared to be moving toward a more direct military intervention.

Amid multiple reports in the British press that parliament would be recalled on Friday to debate the authorization of airstrikes, a Downing Street spokeswoman said there were no plans to do so “at the moment.”

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