Denmark is ready to deploy its F-16 fighter jets and 400 troops to battle ISIL terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said Friday.
Majority of political parties in the parliament’s foreign affairs committed expressed support on the anti-ISIL deployment.
Denmark government submitted a bill to the parliament for voting. If the bill sails through, Denmark will join and strengthen the campaign against ISIL, a statement from prime minister’s office said. The vote is scheduled for April 19, 2016.
Denmark is a member of the international U.S.-led coalition against ISIL, but has so far only intervened in Iraq.
In October 2014 until October 2015, it had seven F-16s in Iraq to help combat ISIL militants.
Denmark currently has around 120 troops stationed at the Al-Asad air base near Baghdad, where they have been training Iraqi soldiers and Kurdish security forces.