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Sweden will not take part in French strikes in Syrian

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström announced yesterday that her country would not take part or support the French aerial attacks against Daesh in Syria and Iraq, Anadolu reported.

In a joint press conference held with Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hellqvist, Wallström said: “France asked us to support its aerial operation in Iraq and Syria, but the Swedish government will not offer this support.”

The minister added: “[Sweden] might offer a logistic support represented by transmitting French troops to the region,” but nothing more.

In addition, she noted that her government would send 200 soldiers to Mali in 2017 to work under the UN leadership.

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