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  • Figt against IS: Tornado jets fly first missions

    To support the fight against the terrorist organisation IS, the first German Tornado jets have taken off on reconnaissance missions. They have taken high resolution photos. The Bundeswehr has up to six Tornado jets stationed at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey.

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    More troops for Mali

    In future Germany aims to provide more support for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). As of February, the ceiling on troops is to be raised from 150 to 650, the Cabinet has decided. The motion must still be approved by the German Bundestag.

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    Bundeswehr to continue training Peshmerga

    Germany is stepping up its fight against the terrorist organisation IS. Up to 150 German soldiers are to train Peshmerga fighters and members of the Iraqi security forces. The German Bundestag must still approve the Cabinet decision.

  • Fight against terrorist organisation: Bundestag approves mandate for Syria mission

    With a large majority, the German Bundestag has voted to approve the deployment of the Bundeswehr in the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS). Up to 1,200 Bundeswehr troops are to support the international alliance against the terrorist organisation.

  • Fight against IS: Von der Leyen in Northern Iraq

    Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen praised the progress of Peshmerga training in Erbil, Northern Iraq while in camp Bnaslawa on 27 October. During her third trip to Erbil, Von der Leyen visited the Kurdistan Training Coordination Centre (KTCC), where German soldiers train Peshmerga fighters.

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    Bundeswehr in Sudan and South Sudan: Support for peace-keeping

    The Cabinet has decided to extend the Bundeswehr's involvement in two UN missions in Sudan and South Sudan. The missions aim to bring peace, stability and security to the region. The government motion must still be approved by the German Bundestag.

  • EU Renames Mediterranean Mission After Baby Born on Bundeswehr Ship

    In late August, onboard the Bundeswehr Frigate Schleswig-Holstein a healthy baby girl was born to a Somali woman who had been rescued from a dangerous crossing on the Mediterranean.

  • German Defence Minister speaks on Syria in BBC Hard Talk

    On Monday, 12 October, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen spoke to BBC's Stephen Sackur about the situation in Syria, and emphasised that IS militants were the real threat.

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    NATO tests rapid reaction force

    More than 1,500 troops from eleven member states took part in the two-day military exercise called "Noble Jump" designed to test whether troops assigned to NATO's new Spearhead Force, or Very High Joint Readiness Task Force, could be ready to deploy 48 hours after receiving an order to move. Germany provided the bulk of the personnel for the exercise with some 900 Bundeswehr soldiers taking part.

  • German Contribution to NATO Reassurance Measures

    Germany is contributing to NATO activities in the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean Sea regions as well as increasing its personnel at SHAPE and at the Multinational Corps North East.



Current as of 9/7/15