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Spain 'will not bomb ISIS in Syria'
18 November 2015 @ 17:39

SPAIN'S defence minister Pedro Morenés has said the government has 'no intention' of bombing Syria, despite France's three days of revenge air strikes starting the day after the Paris massacre.

Morenés says Spain 'supports France in the fight against terrorism' but that it 'has no plans to increase its cooperation' within the international coalition – because 'nobody has asked us to'.

“Spain supports France in Syria, Mali, Dakar [Sénégal], Gabon and the Central African Republic, where we have been fighting against the threat of Jihad terrorism,” said the minister.

A total of 300 Spanish troops are based in Iraq, training the country's Armed Forces, and Spain is part of the international coalition against the so-called Islamic State.

Interior minister Jorge Fernández Díaz said the DAESH – or the initials of ISIS in Arabic – had 'declared war on the whole of the civilised world' and that the west has to 'defend itself'.


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