Saudi deploys jets in Turkey for anti-IS fight

The United Nations says more than 6,100 people have been killed in Yemen's conflict since the coalition began its raids, about half of them civiliansSaudi Arabia has deployed warplanes to a Turkish airbase in order to “intensify” its operations against the Islamic State group in Syria, a senior Saudi defence official has said. “The Saudi kingdom now has a presence at Incirlik airbase in Turkey,” brigadier general Ahmed al-Assiri was quoted as saying by Al-Arabiya television late on Saturday. “Saudi warplanes are present with their crews to intensify aerial operations along with missions launched from bases in Saudi Arabia,” Assiri said, without providing further details.

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