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Turkish tanks and spec ops attack Islamic State forces in Syria | MilitaryTimes

Turkish tanks and spec ops attack Islamic State forces in Syria | MilitaryTimes

U.S. war planes launched airstrikes in support of Turkish troops who crossed the border into Syria to oust Islamic State militants from the strategically vital city of Jarabulus, a defense official said Wednesday.

U.S. Air Force A-10s and F-16s were conducting the strikes, which mark the first time that U.S. aircraft have supported Turkish troops on the ground in Syria, the defense official said.

Hundreds of Syrian opposition fighters were also part of the cross-border incursion to oust the militants from Jarablus, which was reported by both Turkish state media and Syrian opposition activists.

Source: Turkish tanks and spec ops attack Islamic State forces i | MilitaryTimes