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Russia and Turkey carry out first joint air strikes in operation outside Aleppo | The Independent

Russia and Turkey carry out first joint air strikes in operation outside Aleppo | The Independent

Russian and Turkish war planes have joined forces to combat Isis in northern Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed.

The country’s air forces targeted the militants’ stronghold of al-Bab, around 25 miles (40 kilometres) northeast of Aleppo, on Wednesday, Lieutenant-General Sergei Rudskoi said in a televised statement. Nine Russian jets and eight Turkish war planes were involved in the offensive.

“The assessment of the initial results… showed the strikes were highly effective,” he said.

Source: Russia and Turkey carry out first joint air strikes in operation outside Aleppo | The Independent