VIDEO: American, Turkish Fighter Jets Active in Incirlik against ISIS

Sun Jul 17, 2016 19:18:53

The US consulate in Turkey said on Saturday the authorities were denying movements onto and off Incirlik air base near Adana following an attempted military coup overnight.

The US military claims using Incirlik to conduct air strikes against Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL) militants in neighboring Syria.

In an emergency message for US citizens, the consulate also said power supplies to the base had been cut.

The Pentagon said the United States was working with Turkish officials to resume air operations at Incirlik Air Base "as soon as possible" after the Turkish government closed its airspace to military aircraft in response to the coup attempt.

"In the meantime, US Central Command is adjusting flight operations in the counter-ISIL campaign to minimize any effects on the campaign," Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement.

"US facilities at Incirlik are operating on internal power sources and a loss of commercial power to the base has not affected base operations," he said.

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