Berlin, Germany—German politicians remain divided as to whether German forces will join the U.S.-led international coalition in Syria and Iraq.

A new sense of urgency infused the political debate after the Syrian government’s 2017 and 2018 attacks against its citizen in Idlib and Douma, which killed over 70 people.

“We are in talks with our American and European partners about this situation. There has not been a situation where a decision has had to be made,” said Steffen Seibert, a German government representative.

The German Defence Ministry, which is mostly led by the conservatives of CDU—Germany is governed by a multiparty coalition—is planning for a possible deployment of German troops if the Syrian President Bashar al Assad orders another chemical weapon attack.