Cameron says Britain should join air strikes against ISIL in Syria
Nov 26, London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that Britain should join air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria.
Cameron attempted to persuade politicians on Thursday to back action in parliament, arguing the Paris attacks have given new urgency to the fight against ISIL, news reports said. He told the House of Commons that US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande had urged Britain to join the military campaign.
Cameron said if Britain didn't act after ISIL-claimed attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, the UK's allies might well ask, "if not now, when?" Cameron said: "We can't wait for a political transition, we have to hit these terrorists in their heartlands right now. And we must not shirk our responsibility for security or hand it to others."
Earlier this month, the parliament's Foreign Affairs Select Committee said British airstrikes would be "incoherent" and ineffective without a plan to end Syria's four-year civil war.
The Oslo Times