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Netherlands will not send troops to Syria despite US pressure: MoD

By News Desk -2019-06-28
source: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/netherlands-will-not-send-troops-to-syria-despite-us-pressure-mod/

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Netherlands will not be deploying their troops to Syria, despite pressure the U.S. administration, the Dutch Ministry of DefenseAnk Bijleveld told news agency ANP on Friday, following the weekly cabinet meeting.

“We do not have a UN mandate for this and we will not get one,” Bijlveld stated, adding that his government will aid in other ways.

The Netherlands was one of the U.S allies that sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement about withdrawing troops from Syria.

The U.S. recently encouraged the Netherlands to deploy their forces to Syria to help them in the fight against the Islamic State.
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