US bombs IS Syria tar­get from Tur­key for 1st time

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL -

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 U.S. 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 U.S. mil­i­tary for armed at­tacks on IS tar­gets in Syria just 200 kilo­me­ters (125 miles) away, the source added.

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