The contingent of around 60 soldiers from Norway will provide training, advice and operational support to local Syrian groups in Jordan that are fighting against Daesh, according to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said the Nordic nation was asked to increase its military contribution to the international coalition against Daesh.
"The fighting itself will be done by others, but we can help by enhancing their combat capabilities," Soreide said.
Norway’s contribution will include special operations forces. The troops will be based in Jordan but Norway says the mission has a mandate to provide support from Syrian territory, although the motion will need parliamentary approval.