Germany Sends Troops to Syria

Deutschland Vorwarts


In a move ultimately aimed at defeating ISIS forces operating out of Syria, Germany embarked upon a measure to send up to 1,200 troops to the beleaguered nation, perhaps working closely with the Assad administration to rid the country of Daesh fighters. While still awaiting parliamentary approval in the wake of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision, the deployment marks the first time Bundeswehr troops will be allowed to operate outside its national boundaries following the end of World War II and gain a more equal footing with forces from around the world.

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