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Britain, Belgium and Denmark join coalition fighting Islamic State
Britain, Belgium and Denmark join coalition fighting Islamic State

The British Parliament voted Friday to carry out airstrikes in Iraq against the extremist group Islamic State in a move that for now keeps the nation’s military out of the conflict next door in Syria. Lawmakers, who were recalled from recess for the vote, approved the measure 524 to 43 on a day Belgium and Denmark also committed warplanes to the U.S.-led air campaign in Iraq. Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament that the intervention was needed to protect Britons. “The question before the house today is how we keep the British people safe from the threat posed by ISIL, and in particular what role our armed forces should play in the international coalition to...

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