British Parliament approves airstrikes in Iraq; no endorsement of Syria strikes

September 26, 2014 5:23 PM

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DEVELOPING: British lawmakers voted Friday to join the U.S.-led coalition and launch airstrikes on Islamic State group militants as early as this weekend in northern Iraq, but the motion did not endorse airstrikes in Syria.

Prime Minister David Cameron described the moves as critical to national security, arguing that facing down terrorists has become a matter of urgency.

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