Cameron has abandoned plans to carry out airstrikes against ISIL positions in Syria.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has abandoned plans to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIL) positions in Syria after he failed to receive support from Labour MPs, the Times newspaper reported Tuesday.
According to the newspaper, vote on extending of military action though Iraqi border, that was expected by the year end, will not take place. The Prime Minister failed to persuade enough of Jeremy Corbyn’s (Leader of the Labour Party) MPs. According to the newspaper’s source from the Downing Street, Cameron needed support of 40 Labour MPs to win the vote.
On October 30, the White House announced it would deploy up to 50 additional special forces in Syria to assist its anti-ISIL air campaign.
On September 30, Russia began precision airstrikes against ISIL militant group positions in Syria at the request of President Bashar Assad.
Since the beginning of the aerial campaign, Russian Aerospace Forces have carried out more than 900 sorties, destroying over 800 terrorist positions. Hundreds of militants have been killed, and dozens of command centers and depots have been destroyed.
Syria has been engulfed in a civil war since 2011, as Syrian government forces fight opposition factions and extremist groups, including Islamic State (ISIL) and the Nusra Front insurgent groups.