US sends 6 F-16s to Turkey to fight IS

07:42 PM | 9 Aug, 2015
US sends 6 F-16s to Turkey to fight IS
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BRUSSELS (Web Desk) - The United States is deploying half a dozen F-16 warplanes to Turkey to support the ongoing operations against the Islamic State group, a NATO statement Sunday.

"Six US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons deploy to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to support the fight against ISIL," it said, referring to a variant name for the jihadist group.

Earlier Turkey also became ally to US led coalition fighting against Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.