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US suspends strikes against IS group from Turkey base: official

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Washington (AFP)

The US military has suspended air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq from a base in southern Turkey, a US official said.

Operations from the Incirlik air base were suspended "because of the closure of the airspace" used by the missions, the defense official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The Turkish authorities imposed a security lockdown at the base on Saturday following an attempted coup d'etat by military officers overnight.

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