UK Parliament to vote on David Cameron’s bid for airstrikes inside Syria

The vote expected Wednesday evening would authorize bombing inside Syria.

By: AP | London | Published: December 2, 2015 4:19 pm
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The British Parliament is set to decide whether to take more aggressive action against Islamic State extremists by launching airstrikes inside Syria.

The vote expected Wednesday evening would authorize bombing inside Syria. Britain has been participating in U.S.-led coalition attacks against IS positions in Iraq only.

Prime Minister David Cameron argues that expanding the airstrikes would strengthen Britain’s security by degrading the IS forces responsible for recent attacks in Paris, Beirut and elsewhere. Cameron has said he wouldn’t seek Parliament’s backing unless he was confident of getting it.

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn accuses Cameron of leading a rush to war, but several dozen Labour legislators are expected to support airstrikes.

Attacks may start within days if authorized by Parliament, which defeated a similar measure two years ago.

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    Rajesh
    Dec 2, 2015 at 1:27 pm
    Nothing to do with guts, Mullah. Why should Indians send our sons and daughters to die for some third rate country in the Middle East? We will just sit back and watch the pigs slaughter each other
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      Rajesh
      Dec 2, 2015 at 11:33 am
      Intolerant UK ! Maybe we can send some of our "secular" jihadi supporters from the opposition parties to disrupt the UK Parliament and protest their jihadi vote bank.
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        Curious onlooker
        Dec 2, 2015 at 12:28 pm
        Who is stopping the Indian Government from seeking parliamentary support for strikes inside Syria to cripple ISIS? The ruling party which has a huge majority in Parliament have no guts to do that?
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