US praises Dutch for extending airstrikes against IS

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter praised the Netherlands for joining US-led air strikes in Syria extending its current mission over Iraq.
   In a statement Friday from Washington, Carter says “the lasting defeat of ISIL must be a global undertaking, because it is a global threat.”
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s coalition government agreed Friday to broaden its fighter jets’ mandate to eastern Syria after requests from the U.S. and France.

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