Corbyn offers MPs free vote on Syria airstrikes

The Labour Party has confirmed that it will offer its MPs a free vote on the Tory government’s proposal for UK airstrikes against ISIL terrorists in Syria.

The controversial decision to extend military operations against ISIL from Iraq to Syria came at a shadow cabinet meeting.

The party’s leader Jeremy Corbyn and most of its members are opposed to bombing.

They believe airstrikes in Syria could deteriorate the situation and increase support for ISIL.

However, some Labour lawmakers want to back Prime Minister David Cameron’s call for more bombing.

Corbyn has requested a two-day debate on the issue in the House of Commons.



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