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    The US-led coalition has resumed airstrikes against positions of Daesh terrorist group from an airbase in Turkey, US Department of Defense spokesman Peter Cook said on Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that Turkish airspace was closed due to the coup attempt in the country. US media reported that the Incirlik base in southern Turkey has been left without electricity and local authorities prevented movement to and from the base. Air operations from the base have also been suspended.

    "UPDATE: After close coordination with our Turkish allies, counter-ISIL [Daesh] coalition air operations in Turkey have resumed," Peter Cook wrote in his official Twitter account.

    In July 2015, Turkey agreed to open up Incirlik to US manned and unmanned aircraft to conduct anti-terror operations in Syria against the positions of Daesh.

    Late on Friday, Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup is taking place in the country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turkish citizens to take to streets, stating that the coup attempt was carried out by a small group within the military.

    The coup attempt was reportedly suppressed by early Saturday, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stating that all coup supporters were identified and would be apprehended as the country was returning to normal life.


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