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Friday, July 24, 2015

Turkey opens key air base for US strikes on ISIS

Incirlik Air Force Base
Turkey will open up Incirlik Air Force Base, about 250 miles from the Syrian city of Raqqa, to coalition operations against the Islamic State, according to multiple foreign news outlets.

The move puts anti-ISIS aircraft, which had been flying some 1,200 miles to strike Islamic State positions, much closer to the various battlegrounds, including Raqqa, the effective capital of the Islamic State in Syria.

Pentagon officials would not immediately comment on the reports.

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