Turkish warplanes on new mission to bomb IS targets in Syria: reports

 Turkish F-16 air force jets on Friday took off from their base on a new mission to bomb targets controlled by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria, television reports said.

Istanbul: Turkish F-16 air force jets on Friday took off from their base on a new mission to bomb targets controlled by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria, television reports said.

The war planes took off from their base in the southeastern city in Diyarbakir to carry out a second wave of strikes against IS after a first set of attacks earlier in the day, the CNN-Turk and NTV television channels reported.

After a wave of violence in the country, the government has also vowed to take action against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) separatist militants who have claimed attacks on the security forces in the last days.

NTV said that Turkish war planes had also set off on a separate but simultaneous mission to bomb PKK military camps at their base in Kurdish-ruled northern Iraq.

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