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Germany: Two German Air Force Tornados deploy for anti-IS campaign01:54

Germany: Two German Air Force Tornados deploy for anti-IS campaign

Germany, Jagel
January 5, 2016 at 11:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Two German Air Force Tornados took off from Schleswig Air Base in Jagel, Tuesday, for deployment to Turkey's Incirlik Air Base, as part of Germany's contribution to the military campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

The Tornados will perform reconnaissance flights over Syria, gathering information for Germany's partners in the anti-IS coalition. The aircraft will replace two other German Air Force Tornados that were deployed to Turkey in December 2015.

The German parliament voted in favour of sending a total of 1,200 soldiers to support the Western-led coalition forces in their bid to tackle IS, on December 4. The vote passed, as was expected, with 445 votes for joining the conflict in Syria; with 146 against and seven abstentions.

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Two German Air Force Tornados took off from Schleswig Air Base in Jagel, Tuesday, for deployment to Turkey's Incirlik Air Base, as part of Germany's contribution to the military campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

The Tornados will perform reconnaissance flights over Syria, gathering information for Germany's partners in the anti-IS coalition. The aircraft will replace two other German Air Force Tornados that were deployed to Turkey in December 2015.

The German parliament voted in favour of sending a total of 1,200 soldiers to support the Western-led coalition forces in their bid to tackle IS, on December 4. The vote passed, as was expected, with 445 votes for joining the conflict in Syria; with 146 against and seven abstentions.

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