Stepping up against IS

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DAVID CAMERON has this week given his sturdiest hint yet that he wants British forces to “step up” and the RAF to take part in airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria.

While speaking on American TV, the Prime Minister said Britain should “do more” than just provide logistical support for US attacks.

He told NBC’s Meet The Press: “We have to destroy this caliphate, whether it is in Iraq or in Syria. That is a key part of defeating this terrorist scourge that we face.”

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He continued, “I want Britain to do more. Be in no doubt, we’re committed to working with you to destroy the caliphate in both countries.”

After reiterating that RAF Tornado jets had been flying daily manoeuvres against IS targets in Iraq since last year. Mr Cameron said: “We’ve already carried out more airstrikes in Iraq than anyone else other than the United States.

“I want us to step up and do more, what I call a full-spectrum response.”

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