Cameron wants UK to join Syria strikes, offers France Cyprus airbase

British Prime Minister David Cameron said in Paris on Monday that he was convinced the UK should carry out military air strikes alongside France and other partners in Syria in an effort to defeat Islamic State. Speaking at a joint news conference French President Francois Hollande, Cameron also said he had offered France use of a British airbase in Cyprus as well as additional assistance with air-to-air refueling. “Later this week I will set out in parliament our comprehensive strategy for tackling ISIL (Islamic State),” Cameron said. “I firmly support the action that President Hollande has taken to strike ISIL in Syria and it is my firm conviction that Britain should do so too,” he said, adding that that was a decision for parliament to take.



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