Denmark is joining in the fight against ISIS. The Danish government announced Friday that it will join the coalition to launch strikes against ISIS. The country will send seven F-16 fighter jets to participate in the airstrikes against ISIS members in Iraq, but not Syria, The Associated Press reports. The announcement comes just days after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked for help.
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said that her government would deploy four operational planes and three reserve jets to fight ISIS, complete with 250 pilots and support staff. The deployment of Danish resources will last roughly a year.
"No one should be ducking in this case. Everyone should contribute," Thorning-Schmidt stated.