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David Cameron rejects Tony Blair's call for 'proper ground war' against Isis | UK Politics | News | The Independent


David Cameron rejects Tony Blair's call for 'proper ground war' against Isis | UK Politics | News | The Independent: David Cameron has rejected Tony Blair's call to commit ground troops to the battle against Isis.

The Prime Minister insisted the UK had the "right policy" of participating in air strikes against Isis in Iraq and Syria while offering support to fighters on the ground.

Mr Cameron acknowledged the strategy would "take time" to bear fruit and said the decision by Western nations not to send in ground troops made the fight against Isis more difficult.

However, he rejected Mr Blair's suggestion the Government had not been honest with voters about what would be needed to defeat the Islamist terror group.
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Speaking at the G7 summit in Japan, Mr Cameron said: "I think we are being very straight about this, because we are saying this is going to take time and it is difficult for the very reason that we are not putting in Western ground troops.

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