Bundeswehr – Operation against IS should continue – Politics

The Federal Cabinet has the mandate for the participation of the armed forces in the international operation against the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS). A government spokeswoman said that a total of up to 500 soldiers could continue to be deployed. The Bundestag still has to approve the extension planned until October 31, 2023. The mission is intended to prevent IS from regaining strength and promote reconciliation in Iraq. Around 150 soldiers are currently deployed in Jordan and another 80 in Iraq. The Bundeswehr has been on site since 2017, performing transport tasks and aerial refueling.

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