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British PM David Cameron to set out anti-Islamic State strategy

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 09:36 GMT, Nov 19, 2015 |
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British Prime Minster David Cameron said on Tuesday (November 17), he would present to parliament a “comprehensive strategy” for tackling Islamic State, including launching air strikes against the militants in Syria.

Cameron says he wants to extend Britain’s strikes against Islamic State in Iraq to Syria.

The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, opposes extending the strikes to Syria and has called on his party to follow his lead.

Cameron told parliament: “In this situation we do not protect the British people by sitting back and wishing that things were different. We have to act to keep our people safe and that is what this government will always do.”