Britain letting down allies for holding back air strikes against IS
Nov 8, London: UK’s top military commander said that the country has been letting down its allies by failing to launch air strikes against terrorist group Islamic State in Syria.
The chief of the defence staff, General Sir Nicholas Houghton criticised the UK policy of restricting RAF air strikes to neighbouring Iraq, local media reported. He told Sky News the decision "makes no sense" when IS, also known as Isil, has its stronghold in Syria. MPs rejected possible UK military action in Syria in 2013.
The British government remains committed to action in Syria - but will not order air strikes until it is confident it can win a vote in the Commons authorising them, he said.
The Oslo Times