By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron will begin to lay out his case this week for the Royal Air Force to start off hitting Islamic State targets in Syria, some thing he has been eager to do but feared being blocked by Parliament.
Speaking in Paris on Monday following meeting French President Francois Hollande, Cameron said the two leaders agreed to boost counterterrorism cooperation following the attacks. He known as for higher European Union-wide efforts to share intelligence to cease extremists and supplied the use of RAF Akrotiri on Cyprus for anti-Islamic State actions in Syria.
“The United Kingdom will do all in our energy to help our pal and ally France to defeat this evil death cult,” he said.
Cameron lost a vote in Parliament two years ago to allow attacks on Syria, and has been reluctant to even suggest a vote until he could be particular to win. The RAF is currently participating in airstrikes in Iraq.
Cameron has argued that Britain’s “precision missions” would enable much better targeting and lead to fewer civilian casualties than American weapons. Britain’s arsenal consists of the Brimstone missile, whose technology enables it to ensure accuracy against moving targets, such as gun trucks utilised by Islamic State group militants.
Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told the BBC that Britain had capabilities to offer you the coalition.
“We have a very skilled air force. The Tornadoes that we have been deploying in Iraq have a higher-precision missile, the Brimstone missile, that no one else has, that reduces, eliminates, civilian casualties simply because it is so precise,” he said. “The rest of the coalition would like to see the RAF engaged in Syria. It makes very little sense for the RAF to be in a position to fly as far as a border in between Iraq and Syria that (the Islamic State group) itself does not recognize.”
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