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UK Parliament recalled to discuss airstrikes on Islamic State group in Iraq

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a high-level meeting at the Ford Foundation on post-2015 anti-poverty goals, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, Pool)

    British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a high-level meeting at the Ford Foundation on post-2015 anti-poverty goals, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a high-level meeting at the Ford Foundation on post-2015 anti-poverty goals, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, Pool)

    British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a high-level meeting at the Ford Foundation on post-2015 anti-poverty goals, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Prime Minister David Cameron's office says Parliament is being recalled to debate Britain's response to a request from Iraq's government to support air strikes to thwart Islamic State group extremists.

Downing Street said Tuesday that the speaker agreed to the request to bring lawmakers back from a recess called for party conference season.

The move came after Cameron met with the Iraqi leader in New York.