Britain on Monday offered France use of an airbase in Cyprus for its strikes on Islamic State in Syria as President Francois Hollande prepared to ask other world leaders for help fighting the militant group.
On a visit to Paris on Monday, British Prime Minister David Cameron also offered air-to-air refueling services, saying he was convinced Britain should carry out military air strikes alongside France and would be recommending Britain's parliament vote through such measures.
France has stepped up its bombings in Syria since the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris claimed by Islamic State that killed 130 people. The group is also being targeted from the air by a U.S.-led coalition and Russia.
"Later this week, I will set out in parliament our comprehensive strategy for tackling ISIL (Islamic State)," Cameron said at a joint news conference after a meeting with Hollande.
"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.