German parliament approves military campaign against Islamic State in Syria

German parliament approves military campaign against Islamic State in Syria | Reuters

World | Fri Dec 4, 2015 eight:26pm EST

BERLIN

BERLIN Germany’s decrease residence of parliament on Friday authorized government plans to join the military campaign against Islamic State in Syria.

Of the 598 lawmakers who took part in the vote, 445 voted for, 146 against and seven abstained.

The mission will contain sending six Tornado reconnaissance jets, a frigate to help defend the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, refueling aircraft and up to 1,200 military personnel. Germany will not join nations like Britain, France, the United States and Russia in conducting airstrikes.

(Reporting by Joseph Nasr Editing by Noah Barkin)

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