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Spain will not send ground troops or conduct air-raids against the Islamic State, says foreign minister
04 October 2014 @ 22:46

SPAIN'S foreign affairs minister says the country will not be sending troops to Iraq to help in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), nor will the Spanish Armed Forces take part in air raids. 

José Manuel García Margallo (pictured) said Spain's involvement would be limited to the supply of arms, logistical support, information and intelligence, equipping aircraft, and use of air-bases, but not front-line combat as the UK and USA have already embarked upon. 

The British Parliament agreed to the country's Armed Forces joining the military mission a week ago and sent out Royal Air Force Tornados, which struck Islamic State targets on Tuesday after carrying out raids every day against weapons positions and vehicles in Iraq to help out Kurdish troops on the ground.

And three days after the UK's first strike on the IS, a video has been released apparently showing the beheading of 47-year-old British aid worker Alan Henning, a Salford taxi driver and father of two who was kidnapped in February whilst delivering humanitarian provisions to Syria. 


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