Britain offers base to France for raids on IS

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron offered French President Francois Hollande use of a Royal Air Force (RAF) airbase in Cyprus to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. "The United Kingdom will do all in its our power to support our friend and ally France to defeat this evil death cult," Cameron said speaking alongside Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris. "I have offered President Hollande the use of RAF Akrotiri for French aircraft engaged in counter-IS operations and additional assistance for air-to-air refuelling," The Guardian quoted the prime minister as saying. Source: IANS