Special to WorldTribune.com
Germany has pledged up to 1,200 troops to support the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL).
German Chief of Defense Volker Wieker said on Nov. 29 that the country’s troops would provide service support to planes and ships of the U.S.-led coalition. He said the deployment would not involve direct involvement in air strikes.
The plan still requires approval from parliament.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany would contribute to the offensive after recent talks with French President Francois Hollande, who called for more countries to help fight ISIL after the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris.
Wieker said that a German frigate would accompany France’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier and its planes will refuel the coalition’s jets.
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