Coalition planes destroy ISIS-occupied Turkish consulate in Mosul

A Belgian F-16 fighter jet pilot gestures while taking off to join an international coalition fighting against ISIS. (File photo: Reuters)

An aircraft from a US-led coalition on Monday destroyed the Turkish consulate compound in Mosul in northern Iraq which has been occupied by ISIS militants since June 2014, the Turkish foreign ministry said.

It said in a written statement that Turkey’s views had been sought and its approval given for the air strikes, which were carried out at 3 a.m.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47