Berlin – German authorities on Tuesday approved the military’s joining the fight against Islamic State in Syria.
The government is planning to send 1,200 German troops as part of the mission, which includes deploying Tornado fighter jets, a warship as well as an aircraft for refueling combat jets and satellite reconnaissance.
The frigate is expected to provide back up to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, which has already been sent to the eastern Mediterranean as part of the international anti-Islamic State coalition.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
Berlin’s decision to join the coalition comes in the wake of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people-Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks(dpa/NAN)