Oct 25, 2015
USAF deploys A-10s to Incirlik for Syria strikes
The US Air Force (USAF) revealed the deployment on 22 October, although the aircraft arrived at Incirlik on 15 October.
The A-10s, from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, are reportedly replacing the six Lockheed Martin F-16Cs that the USAF deployed to Incerlik from Italy in August. The A-10s have already flown combat missions over Syria.
The deployment is not the first time A-10s have participated in Operation 'Inherent Resolve', as the US terms its strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In November 2014 the USAF deployed A-10s to Ahmed al-Jabr Air Base in Kuwait to support the operation.