German Tornadoes, Transport And Ground Troop Head Turkey Against IS

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  • 03:52 PM, December 10, 2015
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Germany has set off two tornado jets, a transport plane and 40 soldiers and ground crew to Turkey to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria.

The planes will be based until their anti-IS mission. "This is certainly a dangerous deployment," Wing Commander Michael Krah was quoted as saying by Local.se news daily Wednesday.

But Krah added that "one can never have too much reconnaissance," insisting that the German aircraft would bring a valuable contribution to the coalition mission against Isis despite not directly bombing the enemy.

An air-to-air refuelling plane will also lift off from Wahn airbase near Cologne. 

But the full complement of six German Tornados won't be flying their first missions over Syria until the new year.

MPs voted on Friday to allow 1,200 soldiers and aircraft, as well as the navy frigate Augsburg, to join the mission against Isis in Syria. 

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