UK Parliament approved Airstrikes in Iraq against ISIS

Sep 27, 2014 15:15 IST

The UK Parliament on 26 September 2014 backed the resolution that seeks British participation in the US-led air strikes against militants of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq. The resolution of providing military assistance in the fight saw 543 votes in support against 43 that voted no, during a special Parliamentary session.

The UK Prime Minister David Cameroon justified resolution of air strikes against ISIS also known as ISIL by terming that the brutal terrorist organization of Sunni Extremist Group poses a threat not only to Middle East but also to the streets of Britain.

Background of British Resolution

The resolution was made in the Parliament after the group beheaded one British hostage David Hanes and threatens to kill two more hostages namely Alan Henning and John Cantlie (a UK journalist). The group has also inspired terrorist acts in Europe like Jewish museum in Brussels was attacked and six other known plots in Europe were disrupted by the security services.
Apart from this, the Denmark government on 26 September 2014 announced its decision to join the US-led coalition of airstrikes against the militant group in Iraq. This decision is expected to be approved by its Parliament by end of September 2014.  As per the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, her government would send four operational planes and three reserve jets along with 250 pilots and support staffs in the fight. This deployment will last for 12 months.


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