Timeline: France's support for strike on Syria

France has been a vocal advocate of military action in Syria following an alleged chemical attack on opposition-held areas of the capital Damascus.

  • 30 August: Hollande announces France could take action in Syria without UK
  • 2 September: France releases a summary of its intelligence concluding that Assad's regime was likely to blame for a "massive use of chemical agents"

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French voters split over Syria

French voters appear to be split over military intervention in Syria as the country's politicians debate the issue, according to a new poll. But a different survey suggest that 74 per cent want President Hollande to allow MPs a vote on action.