Aynur Tattersall / London, July 24 () - U.S. President Barack Obama has said that his country has been clobely working with allies and to stop the flow of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants into Syria.
“In combination with the Turks, the Jordanians and others, what we are trying to do is not only shrink the environment in which ISIL can operate, but also to create an environment in which we stop the border flows of foreign fighters into Syria. We’ve made progress there, we need to make more, and that’s where Great Britain’s participation can help” Obama said in an interview broadcast by BBC July 24.
“But the second part of this is pushing [Syrian President Bashar] Assad, the Russians, the Iranians, into recognising there’s got to be a political transition before Syria pulls the entire region into what could be an even longer and more bloody conflict” he added.
The Guardian: Turkey used smart bombs to hit three Isis targets
British newspaper The Guardian said, Turkish warplanes struck Islamic State targets across the border in Syria on Friday, a day after the militants fired on a Turkish military outpost and killed a soldier.
"A government official confirmed three F-16 jets took off from Diyarbakir airbase in south-east Turkey early on Friday and used smart bombs to hit three Isis targets across the Turkish border province of Kilis" it said.
The bombing is a strong tactical shift for Turkey which had long been reluctant to join the US-led coalition against Isis, it added.