LONDON (Sputnik) — London has been carrying out airstrikes against ISIL targets in Iraq since September 2014. On Thursday, Cameron set out the case for extending UK’s military campaign against ISIL extremist group to Syria. The prime minister needs to shore up support of lawmakers from the opposition Labour party before he can press for a vote in the House of Commons.
“When it comes to our military contribution, this is about helping our allies and other countries from the air, it’s not about UK ground troops,” Cameron said, as cited on the UK government’s website.
British lawmakers are reportedly scheduled to vote on the Syrian air mission next week.