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Estonia negotiating to join international coalition against ISIS
19:43, 28 May 2017
Estonia negotiating to join international coalition against ISIS

Baltic country is considering the decision to send a combat unit to fight the ISIS

19:43, 28 May 2017

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Estonia is conducting talks with the United States about the possibility of joining the coalition against the Islamic state organization, ERR reports.

This was told by the head of the Ministry of Defense Markus Tsakhkna.

"Estonia has already conducted consultations with the United States and other partners on the creation of a large coalition against the ISIS. We are considering the decision to send a combat unit to fight the ISIS," Tsakhkna said.

Earlier it was reported that large-scale NATO exercises started in Estonia.

According to the NATO official website, some 800 experts from 25 countries will participate. They are security experts who protect national IT systems, policy officers and legal advisors from NATO Allies and Partners’.

The exercise scenario foresees that the participants defend the services and networks of a military air base of a fictitious country, against cyber-attacks targeting the base’s electric power grid system, drones, military command and control systems and other infrastructure’. Overall, more than 2,500 hacker attacks will be simulated. As the experts train to timely prevent and react to hacker threats, supervisors will check policy officers, too – for proper decision-making procedures.

It is also known that NATO joins the US-led international coalition against the Islamic State terrorist organization.

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