(AGI) Rome, Sept 23 - Italy has made a tanker aircraftavailable to support the air strikes on Islamic State forces inSyria, said Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti on Tuesday. Theseaircraft are "an important asset since few - countries - haveone" she continued when questioned on the future role of Italyin the operation. "We have officers at the command centre inTampa, Florida, who are keeping us constantly updated on theplanning and development of the situation," said Pinotti, whostressed that "if any new needs emerged we'd see what responsewe could give." . .