US didn't use Incirlik airbase of Turkey: Deputy PM
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The US did not use the Incirlik airbase in Turkey to attack the chemical facilities in Syria, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said.
Bozdag stated that Turkey was informed about launch of the military operation in Syria, Turkish media reported on April 14.
Turkey was informed about the military operation in Syria, said previously Mahir Unal, spokesman and deputy chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party.
Earlier, the Turkish Foreign Ministry welcomed the attack on Syria.
The ministry stated that Ankara considers the operation carried out early this morning by the United States, United Kingdom and France as an appropriate response to the chemical weapons attack, which caused the death of many civilians in Douma on April 7.
The US, UK and France struck multiple government targets in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites.
The strikes, which hit the capital Damascus as well as two locations near the city of Homs, came following a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week.
In a briefing at the Pentagon, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, along with British and French counterparts, announced that three targets in Syria were "struck and destroyed".
Reportedly, the first target was a scientific research center in the greater Damascus area. The military facility was a center for research, development, production and testing of chemical and biological agents, the general said. The second target was a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs.
“We assess this was the primary location of Syrian sarin and precursor production equipment,” Dunford said. “The third target … contained both a chemical weapons storage facility and an important command post.”
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