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    Nordic States to Increase Contributions to Anti-Daesh Coalition

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    Four Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, will contribute additional troops, equipment and finances to the US-led coalition against Daesh, according to a joint statement released at the US-Nordic Leaders Summit on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Denmark will also financially support stabilization efforts in Iraq, while Finland will contribute up to 100 training staff in the fall of 2016 and provide $29 million for humanitarian relief in Syria.

    Norway will continue its anti-Daesh contributions and will deploy a contingent of around 60 soldiers to train Syrian local forces. Meanwhile, Sweden will send military trainers in Iraq and spend $200 million in development assistance to Syria.

    "Denmark will redeploy F16 fighter jets, a C-130J transport aircraft, and make additional troop contributions, including special operation forces, for operations in Iraq and Syria," the statement said.


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