US begins manned airstrikes from Incirlik Air Base
Three US Air Force fighter jets took off from the base "Incirlik" in southern Turkey to carry out the operation against the "Islamic state" in Syria, Milliyet newspaper.
The operation began at 19:50 local time.
Earlier, six US fighter jets, two support aircraft and 300 personnel arrive at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey as part of anti-Daesh coalition.
Incirlik has been opened to U.S. forces, in agreement with the Turkish government, for expanded operations against Islamic State targets.
Turkish Parliament adopted the so-called Syrian mandate in 2012. Under this mandate, Ankara is empowered to take any measures against terror and other threats against the country, repulse the threat that can come from terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria, protect the country's interests before and after the crisis, as well as, in the case of necessity, to involve the army in the military operations in other countries (Syria and Iraq).
The mandate envisages the possibility of presence of foreign troops on the country's territory and their use at the discretion of the Turkish government when needed.