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Swedish Defense Minister confirms US request for help in fight against IS

Published tisdag 8 december 2015 kl 15.57
Defence minister Peter Hultqvist. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT
Defence minister Peter Hultqvist. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

The US wants Sweden to assist in the fight against the Islamic State, according to a letter from US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist.

"The request is currently being processed," Hultqvist's press secretary Marinette Nyh Radebo tells tabloid Expressen.

It is still unclear what kind of assistance the US has requested of Sweden.

Norway has received a similar request and the Norwegian Foreign Minister Eriksen Søreide tells news agency NTB that they asked for fighter jets, special troops and help with logistics.

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