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U.K. Lawmakers Reject Cameron Plan for Syria Strikes

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron failed to gain parliamentary approval for a military response to what he says is clear evidence of the use of chemical weapons by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The House of Commons rejected a motion put forward by Cameron seeking endorsement in principle for military strikes by 285 votes to 272 after more than seven hours of debate in London tonight. Rebel members of Cameron’s Conservative Party joined the Labour opposition in rejecting the plan.