Axar.az
UP
20 July 2018


Coalition jets in 'show of force' for Turkey

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

U.S.-led coalition jets carried out maneuvers in support of Turkey's ongoing operation to wrest control of the northern Syrian town of al-Bab from IS, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday.

"There was a request when some Turkish forces came under fire for air support, and there were flights conducted by the coalition at that time," spokesman Peter Cook told reporters of actions taken last week that he described as a "a visible show of force" for Turkey's forces.

He added that the coalition aircraft did not carry out any air strikes.

The Turkish army is supporting Free Syrian Army fighters as they seek to liberate al-Bab, a strategic city for IS.

Cook lauded Turkey's efforts, calling it an "important fight" in the anti-IS campaign.

"We see the very significant efforts that the Turkish military is engaging in Syria, the sacrifice of Turkish forces in Syria, the significant sacrifices," he said.

He added that the U.S. continues to hold dialogues with Ankara over "the appropriate level of support" for its operation.

Date
2017.01.04 / 18:58
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

Sharp spike in human right violations in DRCongo: UN

Russia, China block US for banning oil deliveries to N Korea

EU, Palestinians rap Israeli law recognizing supremacy

Spain to build five warships for Saudi Arabia under new deal

Spain drops intl warrants for Catalan separatists

Donald Trump lambasts EU over $5.1bn fine for Google

US destabilizing world through massive arms exports

Afghanistan: US air raid said to kill 13 civilians

OSCE slams Ukraine’s entry ban for journalists

Trump says looking forward to second meeting with Putin

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla