British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond walks before a meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Baghdad October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Monday he saw no immediate demand from the U.S. and its Gulf allies for Britain to extend its air strikes on Islamic State (IS) fighters to Syria.Britain's parliament approved air strikes against IS in Iraq by a decisive margin last month but is far from united about the need to extend them to Syria.The United States and five Arab allies began bombing IS positions in Syria last month. The United States has been carrying out strikes in Iraq since early August.
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