Britain poised to join air campaign against Islamic State in Syria

December 2, 2015 12:46 PM

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LONDON — Britain was poised on Wednesday to join a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State targets in Syria, with Parliament due to vote following a debate marked by acrimony and bitter accusations that have revived the ghosts of Britain’s hand in the Iraq war.

The vote will come more than a year after the U.S. military first launched airstrikes against the Islamic State. Although Britain joined the allied campaign in Iraq last September, it has drawn a line at the Syrian border.

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