Belgium said Thursday six F-16 fighter jets would continue operations until the end of the year as part of the U.S.f-led coalition trying to force back ISIS militants in Iraq.

The former Socialist-led government of premier Elli Di Rupo approved an initial month-long deployment, which includes 120 military personnel, in early September.

The new center-right government of Charles Michel had now “decided to extend the operation to December 31,” the defense ministry said. […]