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Hollande welcomes German lawmakers’ approval to fight IS

French President Francois Hollande

Paris: French President Francois Hollande on Friday hailed German lawmakers’ approval to join the US-led coalition military campaign against Islamic militants in Syria.

Following Paris’ call to broaden the coalition to combat the Islamic State, whose insurgents are exporting terrorism to Europe, German parliament on Friday approved Berlin’s plan to join the military operation in Syria, Xinhua reported.

“This decision is a new expression of the solidarity between France and Germany, which joined the Europeans’ mobilisation (against Islamic State),” Hollande said in a statement.

As part of international efforts to uproot Islamic militants in Syria, Britain joined the US, France and Russia on Wednesday in bombing IS targets in the troubled Arab country.