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Denmark to expand military mission against ISIS to Syria

An unexploded cluster bomblet is seen along a street after airstrikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel-held al-Ghariyah town, in Deraa province, Syria, in this February 11, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir/Files

COPENHAGEN: Denmark's government will draw up proposals to expand its mission against ISIS to Syria, including airstrikes, the prime minister's office said on Friday.

As many as 400 military personnel may take part in the campaign, it said.

The statement came after politicians from the main political parties voiced support for the proposal in a cross-party committee meeting that included the defence and foreign ministers. Parliament is expected to vote on the proposals soon.

The 400 military personnel will include pilots, soldiers on the ground and support staff.

Denmark contributed seven F-16 in 2014 to the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq but pulled them back for maintenance last year. The jets are expected to be back in service in the coming months.

Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen called for Danish airstrikes in Syria following the multiple attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 that killed 130 people.

 

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