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    At least 4 Polish F-16 jets could participate in air alert mission in Syria, the head of the National Security Bureau, Pawel Soloch, said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He added that Warsaw was ready to conduct patrol missions, adding that this move would show solidarity with its allies.

    "Four Polish F-16 jet fighters could participate in the air policing of conflict-torn Syrian territories," Soloch told Polskie Radio.

    Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the army loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting several opposition factions and terrorist organizations, including Daesh and al-Nusra Front.

    A US-led coalition of over 60 nations, including Poland, has been conducting airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq and Syria since 2014, although it has not received a permission to do so from the UN Security Council or Damascus.

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