“The planes will be sent from two military airfields in the north and west of Germany to the NATO base Incirlik in Turkey,” reports DPA with reference to the representative of the German Air Force.
“Thus, in January, six German Tornados will take part in an operation against the Islamic State terrorist group, two aircraft were already sent to Turkey in mid-December,” the agency notes.
The military mission of Germany in Syria was approved by the Bundestag in early December. According to the information of the German military department, it includes “six reconnaissance aircraft Tornado, a frigate for the protection of the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, refueling aircraft and a contingent of 1200 men.” Air strikes in Syria are not provided. The term approved by the Bundestag operation is limited to one year with the possibility of extension after it expires.