PM strike plan gets National Security Council backing

The National Security Council's unanimous backing for a response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria came a day after Prime Minister David Cameron set out the case for a targeted military strike on the Assad regime.

Number 10 issued an image of the Prime Minister chairing the National Security Council meeting at Downing Street. Credit: Twitter / @Number10gov

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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