The Dutch government has decided to send 200 troops to join the military actions against Libya, local media reported on Tuesday.
The country will also dispatch six F-16 jet fighters and one mine-hunter ship, according to reports of the Dutch state news agency.
Defense Minister Hans Hillen told reporters the Dutch contribution was for three months, after which NATO and the Netherlands would decide whether and how to continue the mission. The jet fighters and ship will start operations within a few days.
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