Danish Parliament approved military contribution to Iraqi and Kurdish forces

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Defence & Security News - Denmark

 
 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 03:05 PM
 
Danish Parliament approved military contribution to Iraqi and Kurdish forces
According to local medias, Danish parliament on Wednesday, 27 August, approved Denmark's military contribution to the international campaign against jihadist militants in northern Iraq. A Hercules C-130J military aircraft carrier will be accompanied by up to 55 individuals, including a logistics team and security personnel. The Danish mission will deliver weapons, ammunition and other military goods to the Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State.
     
According to local medias, Danish parliament on Wednesday, 27 August, approved Denmark's military contribution to the international campaign against jihadist militants in northern Iraq. A Hercules C-130J military aircraft carrier will be accompanied by up to 55 individuals, including a logistics team and security personnel. The Danish mission will deliver weapons, ammunition and other military goods to the Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State.
Royal Danish Air Forces' C-130J
     

“I’m pleased with the broad political support for Denmark’s contribution against Isis in Iraq. Isis is one of the biggest – if not the biggest – threats currently faced by the international community. Our contribution to the ongoing operation will obviously not eliminate Isis but will be used to help the Iraqis to defend Isis’s advances themselves,” Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said.

According to Air Tactical Command (Flyvertaktisk Kommando), The Hercules C-130J is heading to Iraq today, departing from Aalborg Air base.

"The plan is to leave [on Thursday] morning. The personnel is ready. They were of course notified in advance and are ready to go," spokesman Lars Skjoldan told Politiken.

 

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