Pentagon welcomes Danish government decision to deploy troops to northeastern Syria

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has welcomed Danish government efforts to “share the burden” in US-led, anti-Islamic State (ISIS) coalition efforts, after Copenhagen announced it would deploy troops to Kurdish-held areas in northeastern Syria as part of the country’s contribution to military operations globally.

The DoD praised Denmark’s contribution in a statement released on Friday.

“The United States welcomes the announcement by the Danish Government to make a military deployment to Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and to continue to share the burden and responsibilities of this important mission,” read the statement.

Denmark is a member of the US-led Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS (Islamic State), established to fight militants controlling swathes of Iraqi and Syrian territory in the summer of 2014.