Release
Immediate Release

Defense Department Statement on Denmark's Deployment to Syria

Sept. 6, 2019

Department of Defense Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan R. Hoffman provided the following statement:

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.

As a founding member of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, this deployment demonstrates Denmark's continued commitment to working with our partners, to include the SDF, to ensure ISIS cannot re-emerge.

Our Danish partners will work with the residual U.S. military force in northeast Syria to support stability and security.

We look forward to working with our Danish ally to continue our shared mission of achieving ISIS's enduring defeat-in Syria and wherever else the group may operate.