This will be part of a broader international mission under a UNSC resolution that urges all UN member states to strengthen their efforts in the fight against Daesh in Syria and Iraq.
"The contingent of around 60 soldiers will provide training, advice and operational support to local Syrian groups that are fighting against ISIL," the statement by Solberg read.
"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.