US Sends F-16s to Turkish Air Base for Anti-IS Efforts

Six U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons from Aviano Air Base, Italy, arrive at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to take part in anti-Islamic State missions, Aug. 9, 2015.
Six U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons from Aviano Air Base, Italy, arrive at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to take part in anti-Islamic State missions, Aug. 9, 2015.

VOA News,August 10, 2015

The US military said it has deployed F-16 fighter jets to a Turkish air field, as coalition air strikes continue against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

Ankara opened the Incirlik Air Base to the anti-IS combat efforts last month, while at the same time beginning its own air campaign against Islamic State as well as the Kurdish separatist group, PKK.

The six F-16s were dispatched from Aviano Air Base in Italy, along with 300 personnel, according to a statement from Incirlik.

The air offensive against IS continued overnight, with U.S.-led forces conducting 16 air strikes in Iraq and seven in Syria.

The Pentagon said U.S. forces carried out their first attack on Islamic State from Turkey into Syria with a drone strike Wednesday - the same day that American drones and other warplanes began arriving in southern Turkey.

Turkey and the United States are planning joint military action to clear IS militants from an area of Syria near the Turkish border.

Last week marked one year since the start of US-led military action against the extremist group's strongholds in Iraq, before the campaign expanded to Syria.

美为打击伊斯兰国,向土耳其增派F-16战机

美国之音,2015年8月10日

美国军方表示,已经向土耳其一个空军基地部署了F-16战机。与此同时,联军在伊拉克和叙利亚针对伊斯兰国激进分子的空袭在继续进行。

土耳其政府上个月向打击伊斯兰国组织的作战行动开放了因吉尔利克空军基地,同时开始了土耳其自己针对伊斯兰国组织以及库尔德分离组织库尔德工人党的空中打击行动。

根据因吉尔利克空军基地的一份声明说,这6架F-16战机以及300名军人是从意大利的阿维亚诺空军基地派遣过来的。

针对伊斯兰国组织的空中攻击行动继续彻夜进行,美国领导的部队在伊拉克进行了16次空袭,在叙利亚进行了7次空袭。

五角大楼表示,美国军队星期三首次从土耳其向叙利亚境内的伊斯兰国组织目标发起攻击,攻击是由无人机完成。这一天是美国无人机和其它战机开始抵达土耳其南部的同一天。

土耳其和美国准备计划采取联合军事行动,清除靠近土耳其边界附近叙利亚境内一个地区的伊斯兰国激进分子。

上周是美国领导的,针对伊拉克境内伊斯兰国极端组织据点采取军事行动一周年。之后这场战役又扩展到叙利亚。