UK minister: Illogical to attack Islamic State in Iraq but not Syria

LONDON - Britain's defense minister has signaled a possible shift in policy by saying it's illogical that Royal Air Force jets conduct airstrikes against Islamic State extremists in Iraq but not in Syria.


Defense Secretary Michael Fallon is due to make a statement on the topic to lawmakers in the House of Commons on Thursday.


On Wednesday he said "there is an illogicality about not being able" to strike IS positions in Syria, because the militants "don't differentiate between Syria and Iraq."


But lawmaker Crispin Blunt, chairman of parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, said British strikes in Syria would make "no practical difference" to the US-led military campaign.



פרסום ראשון: 07.02.15, 12:44