Turkey conducts first airstrikes against Daesh as part of US-led coalition | Al Bawaba

User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show."Fighting the terror organization is a primary national security issue for Turkey. This fight will continue in resolution," said a statement released by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Al Bawaba/File)Follow > Click here to add Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an alertClick here to remove the Ministry of Foreign Affairs alertDisable alert for Ministry of Foreign Affairs,Click here to add Turkish air force as an alertClick here to remove the Turkish air force alertDisable alert for Turkish air force

Turkey has https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ffary2tj-U air campaign as of yesterday evening against Daesh positions in Syria that pose a threat to our country's security," the statement said.


The ministry added: " Turkey will continue its active support for efforts at national level and within the international coalition to eliminate the terror threat stemming from Daesh, which Turkey has listed among terror organizations since 2013."

Turkish planes attacked Daesh targets in Syria on July 24 but that was before agreeing to join the coalition against Daesh and allowing U.S. aircraft to use Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey to target the militants.

Friday's attack came after Turkish and U.S. officials announced an agreement on integrating the Turkish Air Force into the air campaign on Aug. 24.

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