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It’s time we intervened in Syria

This conflict will scar the region for generations and have a lasting impact on Britain whatever happens

By John Woodcock  

David Cameron walks through a tented settlement camp housing Syrian refugee families in the Bekaa Valley on the Syrian-Lebanese border. © Stefan Rousseau/PA.

A year ago MPs debated the most important question parliament can ever be asked, and the most difficult decision an elected representative can make: whether our armed forces should be deployed to defend our national interests. We decided that British air power should be used…

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