The Dutch government is sending a military refueling plane to Kuwait to assist the U.S.-led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

The government announced the deployment Monday, saying a KDC-10 refueling plane left the Eindhoven military air base in the southern Netherlands for Kuwait, where it will be based along with a 40-strong support crew.

During a six-week deployment earlier this year, a Dutch plane refueled 189 coalition plans.

The government says that later this year it will send a C-130 cargo plane to the region to help transport members of the coalition and their equipment.

Source: Associated Press