Nato to support anti-ISIS campaign, no direct involvement

2016-02-11 20:05
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference in Brussels. (AP)

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference in Brussels. (AP)

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Brussels - Nato has agreed to a US request to support the coalition fighting Islamic State (ISIS) with surveillance planes, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says, but these will not be deployed in the air campaign.

Nato defence ministers have agreed to provide Awacs (Airborne Early Warning and Control System) to allies participating in the coalition, freeing up their national resources to take part in the operation being conducted over Iraq and Syria, Stoltenberg says.

"The decision will increase the ability of the coalition to degrade and destroy the terrorist group ISIL, which is our common enemy," the Nato chief added, using another acronym for the extremist organisation.

Germany had been among the countries opposing direct Nato involvement in the fight against Islamic State, fearing that it could complicate peace negotiations.

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