Hollande Called Cameron After Vote for Military Action in Syria

France’s President Francois Hollande congratulated U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron on winning a parliamentary vote in favor of intervention in Syria and the rapidity of ensuing British air strikes, the French presidency said Saturday in a statement.

The president’s office didn’t say when the telephone conversation took place.

Hollande and Cameron agreed to increase their cooperation against Islamic State and in Syria, the French presidency said. France and the U.K. will also boost their sharing of intelligence.

The House of Commons voted on Wednesday to extend Royal Air Force bombing of Islamic State beyond Iraq after Cameron argued that the Islamist group was using its bases in Syria to direct attacks outside its heartland.

The first air strikes were carried out hours after the vote. A second wave of air strikes were conducted Saturday, the BBC reported.

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