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Six F-16 Jets Depart Belgium to Assist Anti-Daesh Coalition in Syria, Iraq

Sputnik News

18:22 27.06.2016

Six F-16 fighter aircraft, which departed from Kleine Brogel Air Base in Belgium, will be based in Jordan and will perform reconnaissance and surveillance tasks for six months in Syria and Iraq, according to local media.

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – Six F-16 fighter aircraft left Belgium on Monday for Jordan to help the US-led international coalition in its fight against Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) militants in Syria and Iraq, media reported.

The planes, which departed from Kleine Brogel Air Base in Belgium, will be based in Jordan and will perform reconnaissance and surveillance tasks for six months in Syria and Iraq, according to the RTL broadcaster.

The Belgian fighters are due to replace Dutch planes at the air base in Jordan used by the coalition.

The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh in Syria and Iraq since 2014. IS is designated as a terrorist organization and is outlawed in numerous countries, including Russia.

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