US bombs IS Syria target from Turkey for first time

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ANKARA: The United States on Wednesday launched its first airstrike from Turkey on an Islamic State target in Syria, as Ankara vowed it was ready to step up its own fight against jihadists. “A US drone today carried out one airstrike in Syria near Raqa,” a Turkish official told AFP, referring to the town in northern Syria that the IS group sees as its capital. The drone had taken off from Turkey’s southern Incirlik air base, which Ankara has now opened to the US military for armed attacks on IS targets in Syria just 200 kilometers away, the source added.

AFP

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