The former head of the United Kingdom military warned that air strikes alone will not defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group and that western governments are wrong to rule out deployment of ground troops, the Sunday Times reported.
Ground crew load a Paveway IV Laser Guided bomb onto an RAF Tornado GR4's at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, in this handout photo from the Ministry of Defence September 26, 2014. (Reuters)
A British tornado jet prepares for takeoff at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus September 27, 2014. (Reuters)
The flight crew of an RAF Tornado GR4 prepare to begin a combat mission at Akrotiri, Cyprus, in this handout image from the Ministry of Defence September 27, 2014. (Reuters)
Ongoing air strikes
Still image taken from black and white video from a plane camera shows smoke rising after a strike near Kobani September 27, 2014. (Reuters)