Turkish air force involved in air strikes in Iraq’s Mosul

Turkey’s air force has been involved in coalition air strikes on the Iraqi city of Mosul, part of the US-backed operation to flush out ISIS. (Reuters)

Turkey’s air force has been involved in coalition air strikes on the Iraqi city of Mosul, part of the US-backed operation to flush out ISIS, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday.

Turkey has been locked in a row with Baghdad about the presence of its troops at the Bashiqa camp in northern Iraq and over who should take part in the US-backed assault on Mosul. Turkey has trained up to 3,000 forces taking part but is concerned the operation could stoke sectarian tensions.

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