BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – Germany will end its military flights over Syria and Iraq next year, the Reuters News Agency reported this afternoon.
Citing a document from the Germany military, Reuters reported that the European nation will end its reconnaissance and air-to-air refueling missions that are part of the U.S.-led Coalition’s operations against the Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria.
According to the Reuters report, the German Air Force will officially end its fights over Syria and Iraq by October 31, 2019.
No reason was given for the German military’s abrupt decision to halt all of their flights over Syria and Iraq.
While Germany was a member of the U.S.-led Coalition, they did not carry out any major operations in either Iraq or Syria during the group’s major campaign against the Islamic State.