French president urges British MPs to back Syria air strikes

French army Rafale fighter jets sit on the tarmac at a military base at an undisclosed location in the Gulf on November 17, 2015, as the French army conducts operations against the Islamic State group in Syria and IraqFrancois Hollande on Friday urged British MPs to back air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria “in solidarity with France”, in a tight vote expected early next week. British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday argued his case to members of parliament for Britain to join air strikes on the jihadist group in Syria, amid signs that opposition was weakening after the Paris attacks two weeks ago.

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