U.K. Prepares to Strike Islamist Militants in Iraq After Parliament Backs Action

September 27, 2014 7:26 PM

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Britain’s Royal Air Force is preparing to begin airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, after Parliament voted overwhelmingly to support action.

The House of Commons backed a government motion authorizing attacks on the Sunni extremist group by 524 votes to 43 yesterday. Prime Minister David Cameron earlier told lawmakers in London they should be prepared for a long fight.

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