Britain will not send forces to Iraq: PM David Cameron

Published Aug 19, 2014, 8:48 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 11:16 am IST
British PM David Cameroon. (Photo: PTI/File)
 British PM David Cameroon. (Photo: PTI/File)
London: Britain will not send ground forces to intervene in the crisis in Iraq, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday. Mr Cameron told the BBC: “Britain is not going to get involved in another war in Iraq. We’re not going to be putting boots on the ground. We’re not going to be sending in the British Army.”
Defence minister Michael Fallon said Britain’s role in Iraq had moved beyond just providing aid and expanded operations could last for months. Mr Fallon told the Times newspaper that RAF Tornado aircraft and a spy plane were flying further into Iraq to gather information on the forces of Islamic State. US President Barack Obama told Congress that the “limited” air strikes he has authorised on Iraq to support the fight for the dam protected US interests there.


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