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UK to vote on Syria airstrikes Wednesday

British PM is to ask his cabinet to endorse a one-day Commons debate and vote on Wednesday over UK air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria.

David Cameron said there was “growing” parliamentary support for air strikes, saying it was “the right thing to do” and in the national interest.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is granting his MPs a free vote on the matter.

He has criticised the decision not to hold a two-day debate, saying Mr Cameron should “stop the rush to war”.

Mr Cameron said he would recommend that a debate and vote is held to extend air strikes against Isil in Iraq to Syria in order to “answer the call from our allies and work with them, because Isil is a threat to our country and this is the right thing to do”.

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