David Cameron cut short his holiday to chair Wednesday’s Cobra emergency committee meeting on Iraq as pressure on him mounts to take military action against Islamic militants.
Last Thursday, President Obama announced air strikes against the Islamic State (Isis) in northern Iraq, but although he has said that the strikes will continue if necessary to “prevent an act of genocide”, he has repeatedly stated that he does not want to be pulled into a longer involvement in Iraq, says Martin Pengelly in The Guardian.
In recent days, both the US and the UK have been conducting airdrops of food and [...]
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