Belgium to begin airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria: PM spokesman

"In accordance with UN Resolution 2249, the engagement will be limited to those areas of Syria under the control of IS and other terrorist groups."

By: AFP | Brussels | Updated: July 23, 2016 2:23 pm

Belgium will extend its F-16 airstrikes against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq into Syria, the government said on Friday, as it grapples with the fallout from deadly IS-claimed bomb attacks in Brussels in March.

“In accordance with UN Resolution 2249, the engagement will be limited to those areas of Syria under the control of IS and other terrorist groups,” a spokesman for Prime Minister Charles Michel told AFP after a cabinet meeting.

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