Turkey: Joins air strikes against Isil for the first time

Published August 31, 2015 by godshope1971

Turkish warplanes have for the first time joined raids by the US-led coalition against Islamic State positions in Syria, the foreign ministry said Saturday, after Washington urged Ankara to play a full role in the battle against the jihadists.

“Our fighter planes … along with planes from the coalition yesterday (Friday) evening began joint operations against (IS) targets which pose a threat to the security of our country,” the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

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