David Cameron says strikes against IS in UK’s national interest

David Cameron says air strikes against Islamic State militants Syria would be in the UK’s “national interest,” the BBC reports.

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 MPs the UK was already a target for IS – and the only way to deal with that was to “take action” now.

The UK could not “outsource our security to allies” and it had to stand by France, he added.

A Commons vote is expected within weeks on whether to authorise air strikes.

The prime minister is urging MPs to back military action as he sets out a “comprehensive strategy” to tackle IS.

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