Lawmakers Urge Britain to Step up Islamic State Fight

February 5, 2015 11:46 AM

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A committee of British lawmakers says in a report that Britain can and should step up its role in fighting the Islamic State group.

Parliament's Defense Select Committee said Britain has the expertise and resources to give more support to Iraqi forces, but the role Britain is playing now is "strikingly modest." The committee criticized British officials for failing to set out a clear definition of Britain's role in Iraq.

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