Foerign Secretary Philip Hammond
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'UK will not carry out air strikes in Syria' - Foreign secretary

The UK will not join any US air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the foreign secretary has said.

But Philip Hammond said the UK would look to contribute to the US-led military action to confront IS in Iraq.

President Obama has pledged to "degrade and destroy" IS in Syria - including a systematic campaign of air strikes.

  • 11 Sep 2014
  • From the section UK
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