Ankara: Turkish Air Force participated in coalition strikes on Mosul

Turkish Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim
Turkish Prime Minister Benali Yildirim

( Baghdad – Ankara announced on Tuesday that Turkish warplanes participated in the coalition strikes on Mosul, amid the escalating dispute between Baghdad and Ankara about the Turkish presence in Bashiqa.

Turkish Prime Minister Benali Yildirim said, “The Turkish Air Force participated in air strikes carried out by the US-led international coalition on the Iraqi city of Mosul, as part of the battle to liberate the city from ISIS.”

Conflicts escalated between Turkey and Baghdad due to the presence of Turkish troops in the camp of Bashiqa which is located in the north of Iraq.

Turkey trained nearly 3,000 fighters to participate in the battle to liberate Mosul, while warned that the attack may lead to sectarian tensions.

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