Aug 10, 2015

USAF F-16s arrive at Turkish air base for anti-ISIS ops

The USAF 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.
Turkey recently agreed to allow the U.S. to use Turkish air bases to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State..
The U.S. launched its first airstrike from Incirlik against the Islamic State on Aug. 4, when an unmanned U.S. aircraft attacked a target in Syria. The F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing will be the first manned aircraft to attack the Islamic State from a Turkish base.

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