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UK to ask UN to back Syria action

The UK is to put a draft resolution to the UN Security Council later "authorising necessary measures to protect civilians" in Syria, David Cameron said. But an ITV News poll appears to show the public is evenly divided on taking military intervention

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PM concludes Downing Street summit over Syria

David Cameron's emergency talks in Downing Street over possible military action against Syria have finished.

The Prime Minister was joined by senior military and security chiefs, including the head of Britain's armed forces, General Sir Nick Houghton, and MI6 chief Sir John Sawers.

The meeting of the National Security Council also saw a number of key Cabinet figures, including Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, Attorney General Dominic Grieve and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Foreign Secretary William Hague has openly accused the Assad regime of carrying out last week's chemical attack. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
General Sir Nicholas Houghton had arrived with Defence Secretary Philip Hammond. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Deputy PM Nick Clegg was joined by his party colleague Ed Davey at Downing Street. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

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