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NATO is a member of coalition against Islamic State

NATO is a member of coalition against Islamic State

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NATO is a member of the coalition in Syria and Iraq fight against the terrorist movement IS. The 28 member countries on Wednesday decided.

The decision will be Thursday at the NATO summit in Brussels, endorsed by the government, reported that involved diplomats.

When the US-led coalition are more than sixty countries, including all NATO member states. The accession of NATO as an organisation is in Europe, especially as a symbolic step seen.

Including Germany and France, there are actually not so, because the military alliance of self-defence is directed. But because the Us president, Trump NATO to be more active against terrorism wants to act, they have their resistance to let go. They want to Trump not with empty hands, have them leave, says a source.

No gevechtsrol

NATO chief Jens) said earlier in the day that a gevechtsrol for the alliance is not an issue. He sees for the NATO more as a practical, co-ordinating role. In the light of the by IS-claimed attack in Manchester is joining the coalition is a “strong and clear message” of unity against terrorism, said).

Minister bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday in a parliamentary debate that the step is largely symbolic, and no military significance. According to him, there will be no new obligations, but there can be “economies of scale”.

The netherlands has earlier f16s will be used for the anti-IS coalition and provides for later this year, a tanker and a transport aircraft. Also training Dutch military troops in Iraq.

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