60 troops, including special forces soldiers, to train, advise and give operational support to Syrian fighters battling Islamic State militants, the country’s prime minister said on Monday.
The troops will be based in Jordan. The Norwegian Parliament will need to be consulted if the troops are to operate within Syria, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said.
Norway had previously sent 120 soldiers to Iraq to help to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State in northern Iraq. Those troops are still in Iraq.