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    Four additional German Tornado surveillance aircraft will be deployed for an anti-terror operation in Syria starting from January 5, a German air force spokesperson said Tuesday.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — The reconnaissance jets will head for NATO's Incirlik airbase in Turkey from military airfields in Germany, the spokesperson told DPA in an interview.

    Germany already sent two Tornado aircraft to Turkey in mid-December.

    The German parliament approved a military campaign against Daesh jihadist group in Syria on December 4, following a series of terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13. The year-long campaign includes up to 1,200 troops, six Tornado surveillance aircraft, refueling aircraft and a Bremen-class Augsburg frigate to support a French aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean.

    Daesh is outlawed in many countries, including Russia and the United States.


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