British Prime Minister David Cameron says his country needs to step up and take a greater role in seeking to destroy Islamic State (IS) group militants in Syria.
The British leader has offered his most direct signal to date that his government will seek authorisation from Parliament to expand his country’s role in supporting the United States and other allies in attacking the militants. In remarks made to NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview, he said, “I want Britain to do more.”‘Destroy this caliphate’
Mr. Cameron said, “we have to destroy this caliphate, whether it is in Iraq or in Syria.”
Britain has been carrying out surveillance and air-to-air refuelling over Syria and launching attacks on neighbouring Iraq. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has argued recently that lawmakers should also consider backing airstrikes.