Denmark Reiterates Support To Iraq In War Against Isis

Denmark Reiterates Support To Iraq In War Against Isis

 Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has said that Denmark will continue to assist Iraq in a "joint fight for peace and stability".

Rasmussen made his comments during a joint news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad.

"The military gains go hand in hand with national reconciliation and humanitarian effort. I just want to repeat as I told you we will continue to assist Iraq in our joint fight for peace and stability,'' said Rasmussen.

NATO member Denmark is part of the U.S.-led operation "Inherent Resolve" against Islamic State (ISIS), which has declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.

However, the Danish government had said this month it would no longer extend military operations of its seven F-16 fighter jets in Syria and Iraq from mid-December after six months in action. Instead the Danish contribution in Syria and Iraq will now primarily consist of training and analysis teams, which to a large extent will work closer to Iraqi military units.