- Germany sends Tornado fighter planes to Syria. The units will be used only for gathering information in the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State was a party member of Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday.
" Germany will make a more active role than it has done until now. We will not only expand our training mission in northern Iraq, but we will include contributions to the fight against terror IS by sending Tornado reconnaissance ", said Henning Otte, defense specialist and Bundestag from Merkel's CDU party.
Berlin is also considering sending a frigate and tanker aircraft to contribute to the mission, reported sources within the German government coalition.