British Prime Minister David Cameron says launching UK air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria will “make the UK safer”.
The prime minister denied claims it would make the UK a bigger target for terror attacks, as he made the case for military action, in the Commons.
He told Members of Parliament the UK was already a target for Islamic State – and the only way to deal with that was to “take action” now.
Mr. Cameron’s speech is expected to pave the way for a parliamentary vote next week on whether, in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, to expand Britain’s military efforts against the Islamist militants.
The UK has been conducting strikes against ISIS in Iraqi, but so far has not extended its action to the group’s stronghold in Syria.