British parliament likely to vote for Syria air strikes

December 2, 2015 7:42 AM

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British parliament likely to vote for Syria air strikes

LONDON Britain's parliament is likely to vote on Wednesday to approve air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria after months of wrangling over whether enough opposition Labour lawmakers would back military action.

Prime Minister David Cameron has said he believes British warplanes, which have been bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq for more than a year, should also be tackling the group in Syria rather than "sub-contract" national security to other countries.

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