LONDON – A British parliamentary committee said on Thursday that Britain should contribute much more the fight against Islamist militants and it appeared to have no clear strategy.
Britain has so far taken part in US-led air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, but not Syria. It has also provided some equipment and training for Kurdish forces. Parliament’s defense committee said in a report released on Thursday that these actions were “strikingly modest,” with on average less than one air strike a day, and it was “surprised and deeply concerned” Britain was not doing more. “There is a significant gap between the rhetoric of Britain and its partners, and the reality of the campaign on the ground…It will be very difficult to destroy Daesh,” the report said, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.