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.