On October 30, an unnamed senior US defense official said that dozens of F-15C jets would join A-10 ground attack aircraft at the Incirlik Air Base in south Turkey. Earlier, around a dozen “tank killer” A-10s landed at Incirlik in mid-October.
Although the Pentagon announced that the deployment is to ‘ensure the safety’ of America’s NATO allies, the move was seen by some as a counter to Russia’s airstrikes in Syria.
“I didn’t say it wasn’t about Russia,” Laura Seal told The Daily Beast late Tuesday in a follow-up to comments describing the deployment as a way to “ensure the safety” of Turkish aircraft.
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