Suppression of Islamic State more realistic than elimination: UK lawmakers

February 5, 2015 12:07 AM

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LONDON (Reuters) - Containing Islamic State may be a more realistic strategy than defeating it, a committee of British lawmakers said, calling on Britain to play a greater role in the fight against the militants in Iraq and Syria.

Britain has so far taken part in U.S.-led air strikes against the Islamist group in Iraq, but not Syria. It has also provided some equipment and training for Kurdish forces.

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