The U.S. government has stated that it is part of a multi-national coalition (Obama says ‘over 60 countries’) in the fight against the Islamic State, but details of what each nation has contributed are scarce. Many nations have contributed humanitarian assistance, but below is a list of other nations’ known involvement in terms of military assistance.
Albania: Transported arms and ammunition to Iraqi Kurds.
Australia: Has sent hundreds of military advisors to the region. Conducting airstrikes against targets in Iraq and also supplying arms and ammunition.
Bahrain: Conducted airstrikes in Syria.
Belgium: Conducted airstrikes in Iraq.
Bulgaria: Contributing arms and ammunition to northern Iraq.
Canada: Providing several million in military assistance. Has sent several dozen military advisors. Conducting airstrikes against targets in Iraq as well as airlifting supplies.
Czech Republic: Supplying Iraqis with arms and ammunition, including fighter jets. Also pledges training assistance for Kurdish forces.
Denmark: Conducted airstrikes in Iraq.
France: Conducted airstrikes in Iraq.
Germany: Conducted airstrikes in Iraq. Committed to send paratroopers, arms, and armored vehicles to Iraq as well as providing training to Kurds.
Greece: Pledged military assistance such as ammunition.
Italy: Sent 280 troops to train Kurdish fighters as well as training Kurds in Italy. Italy also sent two Predator drones for surveillance and 25 armored vehicles to Jordan. Is refueling planes from anti-IS airstrikes and has provided arms and ammunition.
Kuwait: Permitting bases to be used for staging for coalition forces fighting in Iraq.
Netherlands: Conducting air strikes in Iraq. Supplying Kurds with protective equipment and transporting arms and ammunition.
New Zealand: Pledges training for Iraqi forces in the future.
Norway: Pledges training for Iraqi forces in the future, but no combat forces.
Qatar: Aircraft playing a supporting role in airstrikes.
Saudi Arabia: Conducting airstrikes in Syria.
Singapore: Pledges air refueling and military advisors.
Spain: Pledged around 300 military advisors to train Iraqi forces, but will not participate in combat.
United Arab Emirates: Conducted airstrikes against targets in Syria. Permits Australian forces to use their bases.
United Kingdom: Surveillance flights in Syria and airstrikes in Iraq. Has shipped arms and ammunition to Kurdish forces in Iraq.
Of interest: Slovenia was placed on the U.S. State Department’s list of countries in the anti-IS coalition, but expressed frustration that it was added without their permission. While the U.S. government said that Turkey allows U.S. aircraft to use their bases, Turkey says they do not.
Seems a little short of 60 to me but maybe that’s because I wasn’t taught under the common core curriculum.