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World Defense & Security News - The Netherlands
Dutch governement approves airstrikes against Daesh in Syria
The Dutch government said Friday it has decided to carry out airstrikes against Daesh terrorist group in Syria. Airstrikes against Daesh in Syria will make the fight against the group in Iraq, where the Netherlands is already carrying out attacks, more effective, the government said.
Dutch governement approves airstrikes against Daesh in Syria 640 001Two RNLAF F-16AM fighter aircraft
"Disrupting supply chains in eastern Syria is crucial," Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said in a statement published by the government.

Netherlands is part of a US-led coalition of 65 countries has been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh terrorists in Iraq since August 2014 and in Syria since September 2014, but without the permission from the Syrian government or the UN Security Council.

The Royal Netherlands Air Force has deployed four F-16 fighter aircraft in Jordania until July 2016. the Dutch pilots currently operate 61 F-16AM/BM Fighting Falcon. The country plans to order aminimum of 37 F-35A's to replace the F-16. The 1st F-35A F-001 was handed over to the RNLAF on 25 July 2013 at Fort Worth (USA).

(Source: RIA Novosti)