PM Cameron says he wants Britain to do more to fight ISIS in Syria

July 19, 2015 12:57

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron wants Britain to do more to help the United States destroy Islamic State in Syria, he said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

Britain conducts regular strikes against IS militants in Iraq but has so far limited its Syrian involvement to flying surveillance missions to gather intelligence.Cameron failed to get parliamentary approval for military action against the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad in 2013 but has asked lawmakers to consider whether Britain should now join U.S.-led strikes against IS in Syria.

"I want Britain to do more, I'll always have to take my parliament with me," Cameron told US network NBC.

"We are talking and discussing at the moment, including with the opposition parties in Britain, what more we can do. But be in no doubt we are committed to working with you to destroy the caliphate in both countries."

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