Oct 18, 2014
Danish F-16s carry out first mission against Isis
Two Danish jets took part in an American-led mission to engage Isis forces in Iraq and obtained useful information to be used by coalition forces.
The Danish parliament approved the military mission in Iraq on October 2nd, and the Danish jets arrived at the Ahmed Al Jaber base in Kuwait on October 5th. The Danish jets were kept grounded until Thursday due to the lack of permission from Kuwaiti authorities to use the country’s airspace. .
Denmark has contributed a total of seven F-16s to the coalition efforts against Isis: four operational jets and three in reserve. Accompanying the jets is a crew of up to 140 people.