Friday, December 4, 2015

Germany Allows Mil. Action to Fight IS in Syria; Will Send Jets, Warship, 1200 Troops to Region

Germany's parliament has approved a plan to send military support to the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the BBC website reports today (December 4, 2015).

Germany will send several tornado reconnaissance jets, a naval frigate, and 1,200 soldiers to the region.

The 445 to 146 vote in Germany's parliament comes after a French request following last month's Paris terrorist attacks by Islamic State radical Muslims.

Yesterday, British warplanes carried out their first airstrikes on IS targets in Syria after Britain's parliament authorized the military operation earlier this week.

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