Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 31
By Orkhan Guluzade – Trend:
The US Air Force didn’t support Turkish Armed Forces during military operations in Syria’s Jarabulus city near the border with Turkey, Anadolu Agency reported Aug. 31.
According to the report, the Free Syrian Army, which is supported by Turkish Armed Forces, was recently attacked by the “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) militants. After the attack the US Air Force, which is based at Turkey’s Incirlik airbase, was requested to help. The US bombers started to attack relevant positions only after three hours.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said earlier that the US didn’t provide M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) for the fight against the IS terrorist organization, despite the fact that an agreement had been reached on it.
On Aug. 24 morning, the Turkish Air Force with the support of the coalition aircraft launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the IS militants in northern Syria, near Aleppo city.
The operation was carried out under the name “Shield of the Euphrates.”
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh), the YPG and the PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
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