Francois Hollande urges MPs to back Syria air strikes


Francois Hollande has called on MPs to back military intervention in Syria in the wake of the Paris attacks that left 130 dead.

The French President thanked Britain for the support it has shown his country following the atrocity and said he hoped that Parliament would now back the case for air strikes put forward by David Cameron.

He told a press conference at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) in Malta: "I do hope that the House of Commons will be able to meet the request of Prime Minister Cameron."