Danish jets stationed at Turkey's İncirlik bomb ISIL for the first time
ISTANBULFour Danish F-16 fighter jets which were sent to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have entered combat in Syria for the first time, hitting targets in Raqqa, The Local website has reported.
“We can confirm that the Danish fighters for the first time attacked targets in Syrian territory,” Jan Dam, who heads the Danish Air Force’s international operations, told Denmark's Ritzau news agency according to the report.
The four jets, which have been stationed at the İncirlik airbase in the southern province of Adana since June 17, have so far been flying surveillance and reconnaissance missions over Syria with combat missions limited to Iraq.
According to the report, Dam said the recent attacks on the Raqqa area had been directed at ISIL command and control facilities.
Defense Command Denmark also told Reuters that the attacks had also targeted weapons stocks and enemy personnel, the report added.