German minister can’t rule out longer-term military role in Middle East

FILE PHOTO - German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen speaks during her visit of the Transport Helicopter Regiment 30 (Transporthubschrauberregiment 30) at the Hermann-Koehl-Kaserne in Niederstetten, Germany, August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

AZRAQ, Jordan (Reuters) – German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday said she could not rule out a longer-term deployment of German forces in the Middle East, amid a broader debate about a role for Germany in possible military action Syria. Von der Leyen spoke during a visit to the Azraq air base […]

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