Denmark is considering a request to put a limited number of boots on the ground in Syria and Iraq. Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix
If the special forces are deployed on the ground, it would mark a significant expansion of Denmark’s current role in the international coalition against Isis.
Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen has promised that the fighter jets will return to action in 2016.
It is unclear whether the government will be able to convince a majority in parliament to send in Danish troops, but one party that will not support the plan is the Socialist People’s Party.
“I believe it would be criminal to go into a war in Syria,” SF leader Pia Olsen Dyhr told Politiken.
While Iraq has formally requested the West’s assistance in the fight against Isis, no such request has been made by Syria’s official leader, Bashar al-Assad.