Britain to hold vote on launching Syria air strikes on Wednesday

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (C) looks at an RAF Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet during his visit to Royal Air Force station RAF Northolt in London, Britain November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Justin Tallis/pool

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said he would hold a debate and vote in parliament on Wednesday to decide whether to launch air strikes against Islamic State in Syria.

"I will be recommending to Cabinet tomorrow that we hold a debate and a vote in the House of Commons to extend the air strikes that we've carried out against ISIL in Iraq, that we extend that to Syria," he said in a televised statement.

(Reporting by William James; editing by Elizabeth Piper)