US aircraft arrive at Turkey’s Incirlik air base

Published August 9th, 2015 - 02:40 GMT

Eight US military aircraft plus 300 accompanying personnel have arrived at Turkey's Incirlik Air Base, official sources said on Sunday.

According to a report in Stars and Stripes, a US military publication, the eight aircraft included six F-16 fighter jets, plus hundreds of airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing.

Official sources also told Anadolu Agency that the contingent included a C-5 transport plane plus a KC-135 refueling aircraft.

Incirlik has been opened to US forces, in agreement with the Turkish government, for expanded operations against Daesh targets.

Last month, Turkey agreed to allow US-led coalition forces to launch airstrikes against Daesh positions from Incirlik, which is located close to Turkey’s border with war-torn Syria.

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