Dutch jets to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria

The Dutch government on Friday agreed to extend its role in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State to include the bombing of targets in Syria, it said in a statement. A Dutch squadron of six F-16 warplanes is already stationed in the region, but has been limited to striking Islamic State positions in Iraq. The aircraft will now also target sites in eastern Syria, it said. “The progress that has been made in Iraq won’t stand if IS remains in a position to support the fight in Iraq from eastern Syria,” Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said.

via ynetnews.com

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