In the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Denmark’s foreign minister said that their fighter jets should have the mandate to bomb positions in Syria. Denmark Fighter jets saw action in Iraq earlier this year and will return next year, according to the Israeli publication Haaretz.
Denmark had contributed seven F-16 jets in 2014 to the U.S.-led coalition’s air strikes against ISIS and pulled them out in September, reportedly due to maintenance work and to let the crew rest.
“We must get the Danish F-16 fighter planes back as fast as possible. The government wishes that they return with a broader mandate, to make it possible to fight ISIS, wherever they may be – whether on one or the other side of the border to Syria,” Kristian Jensen told the newspaper Berlingske.
The US-led international coalition of 6o nations has been launching airstrikes against ISIS targets since August 2014, according to sputniknews.com.