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Monday, August 10, 2015

U.S. F-16s arrive at Turkish air base for anti-ISIS ops

Incirlik Air Force Base
The U.S. deployed six F-16s and roughly 300 airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to support operations against the Islamic State.

The small detachment of F-16s arrived at Incirlik on Sunday from Aviano Air Base, Italy, according to a post on U.S. European Command's Facebook page.

Turkey recently agreed to allow the U.S. to use Turkish air bases to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State. Those bases are much closer to parts of Syria controlled by the Islamic State than U.S. air bases in the region.

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