U.K. May Start Iraq Strikes Within Days of Commons Vote

September 25, 2014 11:02 PM

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British airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Iraq may start within days, a government official said, if the House of Commons approves military action after being recalled for an emergency vote today.

Prime Minister David Cameron will tell Parliament when it meets at 10:30 a.m. in London that the extremist group, also known as ISIL, poses a direct threat to the U.K. He’ll say it’s in Britain’s interests to heed an Iraqi government appeal for help to restore the country’s territorial integrity and...

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