Syria Chaos: American F-16s Bomb American Anti-ISIS Base
The National Interest -

Audrey Conklin

Politics, Middle East

They didn't want Turkey coming in.

Two U.S. jet fighters bombed an American military base in Syria Wednesday to keep Turkey from taking control of the facility, the U.S. military said.

The decision to conduct a pre-planned airstrike on the base formerly used to train U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters — LaFarge Cement Factory — came after Turkish fighters began to move in on the facility, according to Col. Myles Caggins, a spokesman for the U.S.-led campaign...

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