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Turkey coup 'has no impact' on anti-IS operations: US official

Turkish security officers detain Turkish police officers (in black) on July 15, 2016 in Istanbul, during a security shutdown of the Bosphorus BridgeA coup attempt in Turkey is not affecting operations targeting the Islamic State, and American forces will continue flying missions from a key air base there, a US defense official said Friday. Turkey, a key NATO ally for the United States, has allowed the US to launch attacks for the past year against Islamic State militants in neighboring Syria from Incirlik Air Base. The situation in Turkey “has no impact on counter-ISIL operations from Incirlik Air Base in Turkey,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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