US drone bombs IS target in Syria after taking off from Turkey: Ankara

AFP , Wednesday 5 Aug 2015

Navy P-3 Orion
A U.S. Navy P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft takes off from Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana (Reuters)

A US armed drone on Wednesday bombed a target in Islamic State-controlled northern Syria, in the first such air strike by a US aircraft after taking off from Turkish territory, a Turkish official told AFP.

"A US drone today carried out one air strike in Syria near Raqa," said the official, referring to the town in northern Syria the IS group sees as its capital.

The drone had taken off from Turkey's Incirlik air base in the south of the country which Ankara has now opened to the US military for armed attacks on IS targets in Syria, the source added.

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