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Friday, September 11, 2015

Dutch support bombing ISIS in Syria despite Defense budget woes

RNLAF F-16 Fighting FalconsA narrow majority in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, has thrown its support behind the Netherlands extending its bombing attacks on Islamic States to also include Syria. At this stage the Netherlands is only participating in airstrikes against the terrorist organization in Iraq.

ChristenUnie leader Arie Slob announced on Wednesday night that his party is now supporting Dutch intervention in Syria. A short time later one-man-faction Johan Houwers also stated that he will support expanding the fight to Syria.

According to news wire ANP, this means that there is a narrow parliamentary majority of 76.

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