The Ministry of defense of Saudi Arabia confirmed that located in southern Turkey’s Incirlik air base deployed aircraft F-16 Royal air force. Reportedly, the move is designed to increase the intensity of air strikes on positions «Islamic state».
The representative of the Ministry of defense of Saudi Arabia Brigadier General Ahmad al-Assiri said that at this stage the participation of the Kingdom is limited to the air force, and ground troops have not yet arrived in Turkey.
Recall that the U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter welcomed the increased Saudi participation in the operation. The Saudi Arabian leadership has called the deployment of troops to Syria is inevitable.
Meanwhile, Turkish artillery shelled Kurdish troops occupied the defense of the airbase manag in the province of Aleppo. The official Ankara considers the units of the Syrian Kurds an offshoot of the PKK, a recognized terrorist group.