Nafiz Albayrak / New York - Adana, Aug 6 () - The United States has launched air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria by using Turkey's İncirlik air base for the first time.
American armed drones hit a number of targets near Raqqa, ISIL's stronghold in Syria. The use of the İncirlik base comes as the U.S. began launching airstrikes to defend U.S.-backed Syrian rebels and recently deployed armed drones at İncirlik.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had said that the two countries "have made progress" on the use of İncirlik by American military jets. “The U.S. planes have started to come; we will soon launch the comprehensive fight against Daesh all together.”