David Cameron says that in going after ISIS inside Syria, the West does not need an invitation from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, insisting that Assad’s government is not legitimate. The British prime minister said at the start of the NATO summit in Wales that ISIS represents a direct threat to the U.K., and a decision on strikes in Syria would be based on Britain’s national interest. So far, only the United States has launched airstrikes against the extremist militants of the Islamic State. Cameron’s comments raise the prospect that London may be putting together a case for the British to join the effort. There are concerns that British subjects who have joined ISIS may return home to conduct terrorist operations.
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