German defence minister states they will begin moving anti-Islamic State airplanes to Jordan in July
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By Reuters|Updated: JUNE 18, 2017
Berlin: Germany’s defence minister wishes to begin moving airplanes serving in the worldwide union versus the Islamic State group from Turkey to Jordan by mid-July.
The German federal government chose to withdraw its refueling and reconnaissance airplane from Turkey’s Incirlik base after Turkish authorities chose not to let legislators go to the approximately 270 German soldiers there. They will transfer to Azraq, Jordan.
Defense minister Ursula von der Leyen informed Sunday’s Bild am Sonntag paper that the refueling aircraft will be moved as rapidly as possible after completion of June and ought to be back
in service in the 2nd half of July.
Von der Leyen states moving the 6 Tornado reconnaissance airplanes will take 2 months, from August to September. Those airplanes must be totally back in service from October.