Netherlands to join US-led air strikes in Syria: official

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The Hague (AFP)

The Netherlands has agreed to join US-led air strikes in Syria, extending its current mission over Iraq, Dutch officials announced Friday, bowing to a request from the United States.

"In order to make the fight against ISIS in Iraq more efficient, it has been decided to carry out air strikes against ISIS in eastern Syria," the foreign and defence ministries said in a statement.