France has launched its first missions against Islamic State militants from its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, military sources have said.

The newly-deployed carrier has 26 fighters, tripling French capacity.

French President Francois Hollande has vowed to intensify strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq after the group said it was behind deadly attacks in Paris in which 130 people were killed.

Yesterday, Mr Hollande met British Prime Minister David Cameron for talks as part of a fresh diplomatic push. He will also meet the leaders of the US, Germany and Russia this week.

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