Dutch Labour party backs air strikes in Syria, creating parliamentary majority

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Posted: Jan 26, 2016 7:40 AM

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch Labour party, the junior partner in the coalition government, now supports extending air strikes against Islamic State to Syria, creating a parliamentary majority for approval, Dutch news agency ANP reported on Tuesday.

The Dutch government, which already approved sending fighter jets to target Islamic State in Iraq under a U.S.-led bombing campaign, has been weighing the possibility of expanding its role for months.

(Reporting By Anthony Deutsch Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)