This file photo taken on January 21, 2016 shows a technician working on a German Tornado jet at the air base in Incirlik, Turkey, on January 21, 2016. AFP / POOL / TOBIAS SCHWARZ
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Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet on Wednesday approved the deployment of additional German troops to Turkey to help operate NATO surveillance aircraft as part of the U.S-led fight against ISIS, government sources said.The total number of German troops participating in the fight against ISIS is capped at 1,200 and will not be increased, the sources said.NATO approved the new AWACS mission in July and could start flying the planes this month, although initially without German crews since the German parliament is not expected to approve the expanded German role until November.
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