Germany has started the process of withdrawing its forces from Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base that had been used by German forces for carrying out reconnaissance missions as part of the US-led coalition’s campaign in Syria and Iraq.
According to the Germany Defense Ministry, the process of transferring military aircraft and personnel redeployment to Jordan will impact the German participation in the US-led coalition. The German operation will be suspended for two or three months.
Germany force are now redeploying to the Al-Asrak base in Jordan. However, the Jordanian base is not yet fully ready to accommodate all the aircraft used by the German military for operations within the US-led coalition. The Al-Asrak base has to be modified before the German air grouping will be able to use it.