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.

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freegypsyman
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freegypsyman

not correct.
reconaissance is a key task.
moreover, who knows if they have forwarded positions of the SAA
when they were attacked and killed by the US and further terrorist organisations.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

If US were really after SAA as many seem to phantasm about, there’d be no SAA left and for long.
Saddam’s army was finished off within a month and was way bigger. To be frank, if you rule out nukes, you’d need an EU+Russia+China alliance to go after US militaries and it’s not sure it would work : it would be very very disputed…

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

The reason for the decision is obvious : ISIS is technically finished-off as a military force, they just keep a few villages/towns in Syria as last strongholds in Syria.
German law makes it very difficult to get clearance for war actions abroad due to historical reasons.
Usually, they’ll be just in support of NATO actions, thus it’s very likely to change in near future.

felipe
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felipe

In one year, they can sow a lot of death and destruction.

jimbim
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jimbim

Why wait until okt. 2019. End it by the end of this year.