Britain to take 15,000 refugees from Syria

London: Britain will accept 15,000 refugees from Syria and is considering military action against IS militants within one month, media reported on Sunday.

In a plan to tackle the humanitarian crisis, Britain is considering launching a military and intelligence offensive against human traffickers, reported Xinhua news agency.

The country is not joining the system, but “we will show that we are pulling our weight”, a government official said.
British Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne said the government would look at bringing refugees “directly from Syria”, rather than those who had already travelled to the EU.

On September 4, British Prime Minister David Cameron said the country will provide resettlement to “thousands” more refugees in response to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis.