The Danish authorities intend to withdraw seven F-16 fighter jets, which took part in an operation of the international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.
A military commission, which investigated incidents of the US, reported that Danish aircraft participated in an airstrike of the coalition on September 17, when a number of Syrian soldiers were killed.
Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen and Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen decided to withdraw the fighter jets after publication of these data. Reportedly, the aircraft will return to the country in mid-December.
At the same time, the Danish government announced that it is going to expand its assistance to Iraq in counseling on engineering and construction works, which will be carried out by about 150 specialists.
As it is known, warplanes of the Danish Air Force started to carry out airstrikes on IS terrorists in Syria and Iraq within the framework of the operation of the US-led coalition in August of the last year.
On September 17, fighter jets of the international coalition bombed Syrian troops, who were surrounded by IS terrorists in the area of the Deir ez-Zor airport. As a result of the four airstrikes, 83 soldiers were killed, while more than 100 others were wounded.