The Scotsman Cartoon: Cameron and Iraq

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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BRITAIN is to “play a role” in the international mission to bring tens of thousands of Yazidi refugees to “a place of safety”, but will not join in military action to stem the advance of jihadists in Iraq, David Cameron said yesterday.

As fears mount over the plight of communities targeted by Islamic State (IS) militants, the Prime Minister described their situation as “desperate”, with people who are “exposed, starving and dying of thirst”. However he steadfastly refused to commit to military action.