Denmark into Syria; country to join fight against Islamic State - UPI.com
UPI reports: "The mandate of Denmark's military forces in Iraq was extended Friday,
allowing troops to venture into Syria to combat terrorists.
The action was not unexpected. In 2015 Danish Defense Minister Peter
Christiansen pledged to accelerate efforts of Denmark's special forces,
working within NATO, against the Islamic State in the Middle East. The
decision can also be seen as a response to U.S. President-elect Donald
Trump, who has asked all NATO countries to become more engaged in the
fight against IS. Denmark joined the international coalition in Iraq in
Comment: This is a good reminder of how many countries have troops engaged in military operations in Syria and why Syria remains a potential flashpoint for a wider war.