Germany mulls joining in Syrian strikes with the U.S.A.

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    Germany mulls joining US-led airstrikes in Syria – report | DW | 10.09.2018

    Germany mulls joining US-led airstrikes in Syria – report
    A report suggests Germany's Bundeswehr could soon be called upon to take part in airstrikes on Syria, if another chemical attack were to occur. While Angela Merkel's CDU supports the idea, others remain wary.




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    The German Defense Ministry is reportedly in talks with its US counterpart to hammer out details for the Bundeswehr to join possible airstrikes by US, British and French forces on Syrian targets, Germany's mass-circulation Bild newspaper reported on Monday.

    The report suggests Germany's conservative defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, has responded to a US request, which was followed by a meeting of high-ranking ministry and military officials from both countries.

    German tornado jets could take part in combat missions alongside their US, UK and French counterparts, according to the article.

    Only in case of a chemical attack

    The Bundeswehr would only join airstrikes in case of another chemical attack. In April, President Bashar Assad was blamed by Western powers for using chemical weapons in an attack on Douma,which killed more than 70 people.

    In response, US, UK and French forces bombed three government sites in Syria. Russia rejected Western allegations that Assad's regime was behind the attacks. The US-led airstrikes were seen as the most significant attack of the allied powers in Syria's civil war.

    If Germany joined the alliance, it would risk direct confrontation with Russia, which supports Assad.

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      Syria has been engulfed in a devastating civil war since 2011 after Syrian President Bashar Assad lost control over large parts of the country to multiple revolutionary groups. The conflict has since drawn in foreign powers and brought misery and death to Syrians.

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    The move, which would have to be approved by the chancellery, would be an about-face for conservative German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has previously said Germany would not take part in "military missions" in Syria.

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    The report goes on to say that Bundeswehr forces could also join reconnaissance flights after a possible attack, also known as "battle damage assessment."

    The Bundeswehr is already active in Syria but does not engage in combat missions.

    German politicians split over issue

    Potential German participation in allied airstrikes in Syrian received support from members of Merkel's Christian Democratic party (CDU).

    The chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee
     

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