US begins air strikes against ISIS from Turkish base

By REUTERS
August 12, 2015 22:42

 
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WASHINGTON - The United States launched its first manned air strikes against Islamic State targets from the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey on Wednesday, the US military said.

The US-led coalition had launched flying, unmanned missions against the militants earlier this month, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.

The missions follow Turkey's announcement last month that it would open its bases to coalition air operations against the group in Syria and Iraq.

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