Germany decides to be more active contributor in fight against Daesh, will send jets to Syria

Published 26.11.2015 16:03
Updated 26.11.2015 16:13

Germany is ready to send Tornado jets to join allied forces in the fight against Daesh in Syria, government sources told dpa on Thursday.

The decision to send the jets was made at a meeting of senior ministers in Berlin, which was called by Chancellor Angela Merkel after she agreed at talks with French President Hollande to provide military help in the international fight against Daesh.

According to media reports, Paris wanted the Tornadoes to provide reconnaissance backup for the French military mission against the terrorist group, which claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris on November 13 that killed 130 people.

Merkel called the meeting in Berlin, which also included Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, to consider what military steps Germany should take to help the anti-Daesh coalition.

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