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Britain broadens the anti-ISIS coalition in Syria

Hours after British lawmakers voted Wednesday to join the international air campaign against ISIS in Syria, Royal Air Force jets struck targets there in hopes of crippling the flow of funds to the group from the sale of smuggled oil. The vote in Parliament represented a major victory for British Prime Minister David Cameron, who had warned that Britain could no longer afford to sit back and wait for another attack on its soil like the ones that killed 130 people in Paris last month. It's unclear how much Britain's entry into the war in Syria will alter the military balance on the ground. But the move is likely to have significant political impact by presenting Britain as a member of a...